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Transfer Focus: Martin Olsson could solve Steven Gerrard’s left-back problem

Rangers are a potential destination for international defender Martin Olsson this summer, according to Swedish outlet Expressen.

What’s the story?

With Lee Wallace leaving the club, Borna Barisic not living up to expectations and Jon Flanagan not a viable natural choice at left-back, Rangers need to be on the hunt for players in that position this summer.

Martin Olsson is a free agent after his contract at English Championship side Swansea City expired at the end of last season and Expressen reckon Rangers are one of the clubs interested.

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With Fenerbahce and Nottingham Forest also linked with the player in the report, there could be competition for his signature.

Barisic problem

Steven Gerrard signed Barisic last season from Croatian top-flight side NK Osijek, but the defender has under-performed and had his fair share of fitness issues, failing to live up to his tag as one of the big signings of the summer.

Olsson has the quality and the top level experience to replace Barisic, or at least provide the kind of competition that Rangers need to maintain consistency across an entire season.

With 47 caps for Sweden and 197 career Premier League appearances, Olsson is clearly an operator capable of playing at Scottish Premiership level.

He had fitness problems of his own at Swansea last term that limited the amount of matches played but has a long history of playing 30+ games a season so those issues in Wales aren’t too much of a red flag.

Rangers should definitely be throwing their hat in the ring on this one.

Article title: Transfer Focus: Martin Olsson could solve Steven Gerrard’s left-back problem

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