Date: 17th May 2018 at 2:48pm
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Fenerbahçe are very close to accepting a £3.9million offer for Martin Skrtel, according to a report.

Turkish outlet Yeniakit claim that Fenerbahçe will snap up Rangers’ offer because of the size of the offer, the age of the player (33) and because he’s out of contract next year.

They also claim that the 6ft 3 player is keen on reuniting with Steven Gerrard.

Football Insider verdict:

Rumours about Skrtel won’t go away but we just can’t see Rangers paying this much money for a 33-year-old in the last years of his career, and with just one year left on his contract. We can definitely see Skrtel wanting to play under Gerrard but the £3.9million quoted by Yeniakit seems outlandish in the extreme. If it were true, it’s not surprising that Fenerbahçe are “very close” to accepting the offer. It would mean recouping almost all of the money that they spent on him (just over £5million) two years ago. If the money was halved we could get behind this with some degree of confidence, but we don’t think Rangers have got this sort of money to splash on a player with a few years left at the top level. Could Skrtel do a job for Rangers? Without a doubt and he would be a fantastic signing. But for £3.9million? We don’t think so. 

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