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Rangers look to be on the brink of landing Liverpool winger Harry Wilson on a season-long loan deal, according to reports, and it will almost certainly mean the end of Daniel Candeias as a first-pick for the Gers.

According to the Scottish Sun, a deal for Wilson is close to completion and with Gerrard having worked with the Welshman before – as well as no doubt wanting to remain on the right side of Liverpool – it’s unlikely he’s going to have committed to the Gers to sit on the bench.

Candeias was arguably the Gers’ best player last season and with both players competing for the same spot on the right flank it is going to give Gerrard a decision to make over which one is his first choice.

The Portuguese winger was a massive part of the Light Blues’ attack last season and had a big role in James Tavernier’s resurgence in form over the campaign.

Having both players is undoubtedly a headache that Gerrard would rather have than not, but after being such an important performer over the previous 12 months, it might be worth moving Candeias on if he isn’t going to play and try to get some kind of profit on the 30-year-old.

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With the end of his career closer than the start, Candeias’ is never going to be a long-term option to hold down a first-team place for years to come and prolonged spells on the sidelines aren’t going to do him much good so it might just be best for everyone to try to sell the former Benfica ace.

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