Steven Gerrard looks to have suffered a blow at Rangers this week, with the revelation that transfer target Kwadwo Baah has had a medical at Watford ahead of a potential move to the Hornets this summer, which seemingly rules out the possibility of him moving to Ibrox.
Rangers were heavily linked with the Rochdale winger in January as a result of his impressive performances in League One for Brian Barry-Murphy’s side, but it had seemed as if Manchester City would be signing him after they reached an agreement with the Greater Manchester club.
However, following an issue with his medical, the England under-18 international was not signed by the Premier League leaders, and he returned to Rochdale for the rest of the season.
Whilst his performances since then have been disappointing, the fact that he is out of contract with the Dale this summer meant it was always likely that top clubs would return for him this summer, and he now seems to be on the brink of joining Watford.
The 18-year-old could have been signed on a free transfer by Ross Wilson this summer, which could have represented a superb deal for Rangers given his obvious talent.
Earlier in the season, Barry-Murphy was full of praise for his young winger after he scored another stunning goal in a 5-0 thrashing of Wigan, saying: “He’s a very special talent, he’s going to attract the headlines – and rightly so because he’s a very dangerous player.”
Therefore, Gerrard will undoubtedly be disappointed that Rangers weren’t able to strike an agreement with the youngster, as he looks destined for a big future in the game and could’ve enjoyed a lot of success at Ibrox.