The Steven Gerrard factor is huge for Rangers when it comes to attracting players, whether it is from England or around Europe. Ex-Liverpool forward and current Dutch international Ryan Babel recently revealed he’d be happy to move to Ibrox simply because of who the manager is.
It gives the club a strong position when entering the transfer market. This summer is likely to be fascinating with comings and goings. There is an expectation with costs cut and players keen for a deal those individuals out of contract will be more open to look towards Scotland.
Click and scroll through to see some of the players on expiring deals Rangers could target this summer.
1. Nathaniel Clyne (Liverpool)
Rangers could be on the lookout for a right-back. The England international requires a platform to build on after injury issues in the last couple of season.
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2. Matty Longstaff (Newcastle United)
Broken through at Newcastle United this season, one of the few success stories. Magpies have been unable to tie him down to a new contract after the player switched agents. Could be tempted by European football.
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3. Chris Brunt (West Brom)
The Ulsterman was on the books of Rangers when he was younger. Would bring plenty of versatility and experience.
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4. Kieron Freeman (Sheffield United)
Has played just once in the league for Sheffield United in more than a year. Would be an attacking option at right-back if James Tavernier moves on. Can also play further up.
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