Robinson: Gerrard is 'massive pull for Rangers' after star rejects Premier League offers for Ibrox move
Steven Gerrard’s “rapidly growing” reputation as Rangers manager is having a “massive” effect on the club’s recruitment.
That is according to former Spurs and England number one Paul Robinson, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about new signing Fashion Sakala’s recent comments about the 40-year-old Light Blues boss.
The club confirmed the signing of Sakala, 24, on a pre-contract from Belgian side KV Oostende last week and he joins on a four-year deal.
🆕 Welcome Sakala 🆕
📝 #RangersFC are today delighted to announce that a pre-contract has been agreed with Fashion Sakala, and he will join from Belgian side KV Oostende in the summer-subject to international clearance and a work permit being received.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) May 4, 2021
Speaking on the move, the centre-forward told Zambian radio station Q-FM that he turned down interest from the Premier League, La Liga and Ligue 1 to sign for the Gers.
He revealed how a conversation with Gerrard “touched his heart” and suggested it was pivotal to a deal being struck.
When asked by Football Insider for his reaction to the Sakala’s comments, Robinson said:
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“Steven Gerrard is a massive pull for Rangers in the transfer market, as is Champions League football and the chance to win trophies.
“Steven’s reputation in the game, as a manager, is growing rapidly. Players of all ages want to work with him.
“Younger players are drawn to him as he gives young players a chance. Rangers have signed a crop of young talent and he is developing these players tenfold.
“They are a club on the up. Players not just in England but around Europe want to come and play for Rangers now. People are standing up and taking notice.”