Darren Bent yesterday claimed he’d “100%” want a move to Rangers.
And as the dust settles, it might not be that bad an idea at all.
Darren Bent has scored over a century of goals in the English Premier League and at one time he moved for £18m from Sunderland to Aston Villa.
At 34, he might not be as mobile as he once was, but that shouldn’t stop him.
He’s also without a club since leaving Derby and would cost little. Bent is currently training at Burton Albion.
Solid and reliable cover up front
Bent is a goalscorer. For over a decade the striker lit up highlights shows and the English Premier League with goals of every variety tumbling into the back of the net.
He is an ex-international, earning 13 caps for England and scoring 4 goals, and he would offer experience in the dressing room.
He only scored two in last season’s Championship but it’s unlikely Gerrard would use him as a starter.
With the panic button almost pressed after Lafferty limped off for Northern Ireland, having that reliable and experienced cover is essential. Morelos is developing well, but he’s still young. It’s a lot of pressure to put on the shoulders of the young Umar Sadiq.
He’d suit the Scottish Premiership
The Scottish Premiership is notoriously fast paced. The ball at times pings around the pitch like a pinball and it is regularly airborne.
With the ball going up into the air a lot, Bent’s physical style and ability to pin the last man could suit the game. Physical defenders would have a match with Bent.
Does he suit Rangers style? That’s difficult to say. But he is a player of real quality, even if he is ageing now.
A friend of Steven Gerrard’s too, the Stevie G factor could pull off yet another solid signing.
And Rangers could use the cover.