Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has made it clear that the club will be on the hunt for quality this summer. James Milner certainly fits that bill.

As Rangers look set to secure their second signing of the summer [originally STV], the focus will now shift on securing the kind of names who can help challenge Celtic’s dominance.

The Gers will have to utilise smart investment in order to make the best use of their budget. And Steven Gerrard’s ex-teammate might just fit the bill.

Steven Gerrard and James Milner played together for England and Liverpool. (Photo credit should read FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/GettyImages)

Midfielder James Milner is a leader who would bring real quality to the side as Rangers look to mount a title challenge.

He has had 61 caps for England, he continues to influence Jugen Klopp’s Liverpool side, and better than all that, he’s available on a free contract.

 

The former Leeds United and Aston Villa midfielder’s contract is set to expire come to the end of the season. Having yet to be offered a new deal, Milner could well be looking for a competitive option at the twilight of his career.

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Having played much of his career with Liverpool legend Gerrard, could the Rangers boss convince Milner that Ibrox is a real option?

At 33, Milner would be a short-term option, but there’s no doubt he represents an interesting one. Given Rangers secured the signature of Jermain Defoe in January, signing James Milner isn’t completely outwith the realm of possibility.

And neither is potentially moving for one of James Milner’s international teammates. There’s a big summer ahead at Ibrox.