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Rangers: Gers linked with Gary Cahill

Rangers have been linked with a move for Gary Cahill recently, and the centre-back could be an excellent addition to Steven Gerrard’s squad at Ibrox.

What’s the word?

According to The Sun, Rangers are keen on signing the 35-year-old defender, who is available on a free transfer after leaving Crystal Palace earlier in the summer.

The report claims that Gerrard is willing to offer Cahill £35,000 per week in order to bring the former Chelsea man to Ibrox this summer, as he perhaps looks to add some Champions League experience to his side ahead of their return to the competition.

Should Rangers sign Cahill?

Yes

Yes

No

No

Would Cahill be a good signing?

Whilst he is arguably past his peak, Cahill would bring a wealth of experience with him to Ibrox, having amassed 394 appearances in the Premier League during his career, playing for the likes of Bolton Wanderers, Aston Villa, Chelsea and most recently Crystal Palace.

Last season saw the veteran defender make 20 appearances in the English top flight, averaging a 6.57 rating from WhoScored, which suggests that he still has what it takes to play at the top level.

Former Palace manager Roy Hodgson was full of praise for the 35-year-old last season, saying: “First of all, he’s a very, very good defender.

“His position is very good, he’s exceptionally good in the air, he’s a strong challenger for the ball and a very good blocker of the ball. These are the defensive qualities we don’t talk about every day… They’re the qualities that get you the clean sheets.

“He’s also brought us leadership qualities, he’s been very good leadership-wise. He’s the best type of leader; he’s the quiet leader people don’t see from Row Z in the stand. He’s the leader we see in training week to week.”

Therefore, Cahill could add excellent leadership qualities at Rangers both on the pitch and in the dressing room next season, which will be vital if Gerrard’s side are to retain the Premiership title and challenge in cup competitions both domestically and in Europe.

Given that he is available on a free transfer, this would be a very low-risk move for Rangers to make, so sporting director Ross Wilson should definitely look at bringing him to Ibrox.

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