Former Tottenham Hotspur and QPR manager Harry Redknapp believes it would be a huge coup for Celtic if Brendan Rodgers manages to sign Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard.
The former Reds midfielder has suggested his stay in the United States with LA Galaxy could be a brief one as he misses the UK, and with the ex England captain keen to gain his coaching badges, Redknapp believes his relationship with former Reds boss Rodgers could prove crucial in persuading Gerrard to join him at Celtic Park, He said to the Daily Record:
“They had a great relationship at Anfield and Stevie has spoken often enough of his admiration for Brendan, so that could work a trick for Celtic. I’d imagine every current Celtic player will be excited about the idea of someone of Stevie’s stature coming to the club.
“Stevie’s got ambitions to be a coach and maybe the timing will be right. He’s been in America for over a year now and it could well be he feels the time’s right to bring his family back to Britain. If anyone can pull off such a move then Brendan can. It would be a colossal signing.”
In the past, players such as Frank Lampard at Manchester City, Thierry Henry to Arsenal and Landon Donovan at Everton, have been loaned back to the UK during the MLS off season to keep up fitness levels.
If it is something that Gerrard is interested in doing, then Celtic may be a possible destination with Rodgers as the manager.