As reported by The Scottish Sun, Rangers are close to bringing defender Martin Skrtel to Ibrox this summer.
The Light Blues have already completed deals for Allan McGregor, Scott Arfield and Jamie Murphy in the close-season, but have not yet addressed the glaring problem of the central defensive area.
Rangers conceded more goals than any other side in the top six of the Scottish Premiership in 2017/18, a key hindrance to their title ambitions considering they ended up scoring more goals than Celtic.
Martin Skrtel could help address that and having just completed a season at Fenerbahce, is still playing to a high standard at an excellent level.
Fans are certainly excited about potentially signing him, believing he’d be an upgrade on their current options, which includes the likes of Bruno Alves.
Can the Slovakian international Gerrard sort out one of the club’s biggest problems?
Supporters took to Twitter to share their thoughts…
Andy Devlin wouldnt put his name to the Skrtel and Wilson story if he wasnt 100% sure deals were done or close. Hopefully hear more next few days. Skrtel is the type of CB we have been needing and Wilson by all reports seems an exiting young player. Gerrard certainly rates him.
— Gregco (@Gregco5088) May 22, 2018
I’m not bothered what we spend in transfer fees. I’d rather spend £2.7m on someone of Skrtel’s quality than look about League one in England for jobbers.
— Jamie (@jamiecurrie89) May 21, 2018
Skrtel feels a bit like a second attempt at the Alves type signing. The extra plus points being that he's a few years younger and has a solid relationship with the manager.
I suspect we're willing to pay the fee for his leadership as much as anything.
— Garry Carmody (@GarryCarmody) May 22, 2018
Got to be happy if rangers get the skrtel deal done. I think he will give us everything we thought we were getting from alves, aggression and a physicality. Need to get Bruno off the wage bill now although easier said than done. #Rangers
— Broxiboy (@Broxiboy1) May 22, 2018
Thoughts on signing Skrtel pic.twitter.com/csaiPiFG6b
— Jamba (@JambaWATP21) May 22, 2018
There’s a good chance we’ll offload Herrera to some Mexican team high on meth so that should recoup quite a bit of the Skrtel fee. I think he’s a great signing, massive improvement there
— Craig Smith (@csljm84) May 22, 2018
What a signing Skrtel would be
— Scott (@clonejack) May 22, 2018
Skrtel, Wilson & Lucas
— charlie croker (@charliecroker54) May 22, 2018
The thought of Martin Skrtel in the SPL going up against Scott Brown 😌🤤💦
— Phil Shepherd 🇬🇧 (@TheAsgardian) May 22, 2018