As reported by The Scottish Sun, Liverpool forward Dominic Solanke tops new Rangers manager Steven Gerrard’s list of transfer targets to bring to Ibrox this summer.
Gerrard is about to embark on a new challenge at the Light Blues, officially taking charge of the team on June 1st after signing a four-year deal.
He faces a busy summer of comings and goings at Ibrox as he looks to build a squad capable of challenging Celtic for the Scottish Premiership title.
One player that could arrive at the Gers is Liverpool striker Dominic Solanke.
That’s according to The Scottish Sun, who say the 20-year-old heads Gerrard’s list of transfer targets as a potential loan signing.
Having made 24 appearances for the Reds this season, including three in the UEFA Champions League, is he likely to be leaving Anfield anytime soon?
At first glance, the idea of leaving regular appearances at a top six club in the English Premier League for the Scottish Premiership is a little absurd, but there may be a method to the madness of this transfer rumour.
Solanke has failed to one key thing for Liverpool this season and that’s score a goal. Five starts and 19 substitute appearances into his Reds career and he’s still searching for that elusive goal that will get him off the mark for the Anfield side.
His only senior goals to date have come on loan from Chelsea at Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem where he scored seven in Eredivisie. Failing to make an impact at the Blues, he was then plucked from the fringes of Antonio Conte’s squad by Jurgen Klopp last summer.
A season or half-season out on loan could do him the world of good and the Scottish Premiership has been a decent breeding ground for young talent over the last few years. Under the guidance of a Liverpool icon in Gerrard, it could be an inspired bit of business by both parties.