Solanke signing would be a coup for Gerrard in his early Rangers career

As reported by The Scottish Sun, Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has made Liverpool forward a major transfer target this summer, with the player keen on a move to Ibrox to play for the Anfield legend.

What’s the story?

It’s not often that the Light Blues are linked with moves for first team squad members at a UEFA Champions League finalist, but it appears the Gerrard effect could see the club pull off an excellent signing this summer.

The Scottish Sun report that the Rangers boss is keen on signing Solanke, with the forward himself said to be eager to make the move north to get some much-needed regular starting appearances.

With the paper also reporting that Jurgen Klopp is likely to sanction such a move, all that’s left to work out is the timing of his arrival, with the Light Blues eager to have him in place before their crucial UEFA Europa League qualifiers next month.

Does he have the quality Rangers need?

If Solanke didn’t have the talent to make an impact in the Scottish Premiership, he wouldn’t currently be hovering around Jurgen Klopp’s starting eleven at what is an elite Liverpool squad.

The player made 27 appearances for the Reds last season and while the vast majority of that game time came from the bench, he is clearly well placed to shine in Gerrard’s first team, despite scoring just a single goal throughout 2017/18.

Regular action at Ibrox could give him the confidence he needs to push his game on and return to Liverpool ready to shine and bang in the goals, making this temporary move one that could be perfect for all parties.