Going into next season Rangers will be looking to snap up at least two new centre backs. Could Hearts defender and Scotland international John Souttar be one of them?
The former Dundee United centre half is one of the country’s top defensive talents. He knows the Scottish Premiership and at 22, this might be the perfect stage of his career to take the next step.
It means that Rangers would need to spend on the player, but he’s very much in the style Gerrard will be looking to.
Confident on the ball and capable at the back, the centre back also displays plenty of leadership qualities. It’d certainly fill the gap left by Joe Worrall, who says he’s happy to go back to Nottingham Forest come the end of the season [originally The Sun].
But it’s an investment in a player who is proven at this level and who still has plenty of room to grow.
As well as Joe Worrall, Rangers are also likely to replace Gareth McAuley in the summer. The Northern Ireland international’s contract is set to expire come June.