As reported by The Scottish Sun, Rangers are interested in signing Lazio midfielder Lucas Leiva this summer.
The upcoming transfer window is set to be an exciting one for Rangers supporters.
With the club having already signed Allan McGregor and Scott Arfield, new names linked with a move to Ibrox are arriving almost daily as incoming boss Steven Gerrard thinks about what kind of team he wants on the park next season.
One player the Anfield boss is interested in is former teammate Lucas Leiva, according to The Scottish Sun.
The paper say that Gerrard is looking to lure the Brazilian away from Lazio, who he signed for last summer.
The report states that while the Italian club wouldn’t be eager to sell, the player himself is keen on a chance to work with Gerrard.
The player is currently rated as worth £6.75m by Transfermarkt.
Is this a viable move for the Light Blues this summer?
There is absolutely no doubt that Lucas would improve a Rangers midfield which has again been a massive let down for supporters this season.
While there is hope in young talents like Ross McCrorie and Greg Docherty, the rest have left fans in uninspired and worried about the future direction of the team.
At times it’s a midfield that has simply not been committed enough to grinding out the results that Rangers need to compete with Celtic.
Lucas is an elite player and his game is built around hard work and determination. Gerrard’s interest in him highlights his desire and ambition for what he wants his team to be.
Sadly it’s not a move that seems likely any time soon. Rangers may have some resources this summer, but they don’t have the kind of cash to scoop up players that signed for major clubs in multi-million pound deals just a year ago.
Unless Gerrard can work some kind of magic with regards to his relationship with the player, the club should be looking at more realistic options.