Rangers boss Steven Gerrard remains active in the market in the final week of the transfer window as he pushes to secure a deal for Nottingham Forest’s Joe Worrall, according to Football Insider.
Settling into management life in Scotland very well, Steven Gerrard is not content with the 12 additions he has made during the past few months and is desperately pushing to land his 13th signing before Friday’s transfer deadline.
Football Insider claims Rangers are pulling out all the stops as they intend to secure a deal for Nottingham Forest defender Joe Worrall that would see the England U21 international move north of the border for the 2018-19 campaign.
The report states Rangers have tabled a lucrative offer to the Championship side that includes a substantial loan fee but Gerrard faces a battle to get a deal over the line, as Forest are not convinced a move to Scotland would be the best route for his development.
Championship side Ipswich Town are also stated to be in the hunt for Worrall, who has plenty of first-team experience from the past few years at the City Ground, but has plummeted down Aitor Karanka’s pecking order and is yet to appear for Forest this season.
Gerrard’s desire to strengthen his defensive options will have increased following this weekend’s 3-3 draw with Motherwell on Sunday and admitted his interest in 23-year-old Worrall last week – clearly eyeing the Forest man as his prime target.
Rangers have conceded four goals in three league matches this season, a record only better than Hamilton, St. Mirren and Dundee United, a stark contrast to their attacking displays that see them boast a league-high tally of six alongside Hearts.
Worrall could, therefore, be deemed to be Gerrard’s final piece to his puzzle at Ibrox and Rangers need to do all they can to bring the talented defender to the club before the transfer market slams shut on Friday.