Rangers are reported to be interested in signing Ben Woodburn from Liverpool – and a move would surely spell the end for Ryan Hardie.
According to the Scottish Sun, the Gers want to bring the Liverpool youngster in on loan after a disappointing spell with Sheffield United.
Blackburn, Brentford, Hull, West Brom and Wigan are all also reportedly interested.
Woodburn only started once at Bramall Lane before being recalled by Liverpool at the start of this month.
Hardie is currently back at Ibrox training after spending the first half of the season on loan.
The striker missed 16 games earlier in the season but has been in fine form since returning to action.
His current Ibrox deal is up in the summer and signing Woodburn would push him further down the pecking order.
It’s unclear if Hardie will get a new contract but a new striker signing would make it seem very unlikely.
There’s also a possibility that Hardie is sent out on loan again as a last chance to earn a contract.
Although Woodburn is typically more of a wide player, the Gers already have a surplus of wingers.
This would likely see the Wales international moved centrally and potentially used as a second striker.
With Alfredo Morelos, Jermain Defoe and Kyle Lafferty available, Woodburn would give Gerrard some good depth.
Ryan Kent’s success at Ibrox on loan could also prove to be a factor with the winger becoming a key player since his arrival.