Rangers chief Ross Wilson has been told exactly how much it’ll cost to land one of Steven Gerrard’s top transfer targets this window…
According to The Sun, the Scottish giants are looking to strike a deal with Preston North End for their playmaker Daniel Johnson before next month’s deadline.
Lilywhites boss Alex Neil has told Gers that they’ll have to make a “proper offer” before he’ll consider selling his star man – even though he has less than a year to run on his current contract.
The Daily Record believe a fee of around £4m could be enough to tempt the Championship outfit into a sale.
Ten appears to be the magic number in Scotland this year with arch-rivals Celtic vying for a tenth successive title while it is the position in Gerrard’s starting XI that could challenge such prospects.
Rangers are crying out for that creative outlet sitting behind the striker that can cut defences apart with his vision and passing – and that’s what their top target Johnson would bring.
If you look at the Bhoys, they’ve got Ryan Christie, Olivier Ntcham and even James Forrest as solid number tens. That has been one major difference between the two teams in recent seasons.
The 27-year-old has been lauded as “one of the best” in the role by former teammate Chris Humphrey, he said:
“He is unbelievable and in that league he would be unreal. He’d be good for Rangers in Europe as well. He is excellent technically, scores goals and has pace. He drives forward with the ball and can play a pass. His all-round game is phenomenal.”
Johnson was integral to PNE’s fortunes last term as he delivered 12 goals and seven assists in the league whilst also averaging 1.7 tackles and 1.4 key passes per game, via WhoScored.
If the Ibrox outfit are to bridge the gap to Celtic anytime soon, then they must be making signings like this. It’s £4m that could prove to be game-changing.
Get it done, Wilson.