Leonel di Placido echoes Rangers boss' comments amid reported interest
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Leonel di Placido echoes Rangers boss' comments amid reported interest

A transfer link which Steven Gerrard described as “rubbish” has resurfaced after Lanus right-back Leonel di Placido was asked about reported interest from Rangers.

The Argentine full-back was first linked to Ibrox in mid-August [talkSPORT] and as a result, has been quizzed on the reported interest by journalists.

Steven Gerrard has rubbished any links to Leonel di Placido yet he was still quizzed on the interest. (Photo by Alexandre Schneider/Getty Images)

But the right-back – who was touted as a potential replacement for Gers captain James Tavernier – has said he “knows nothing” of the interest.

And it’s little wonder.

Despite the player’s agent sharing a transfer story which linked Leonel di Placido to Rangers, the Lanus right-back doesn’t appear to be on the club’s radar.

That’s according to Rangers manager Steven Gerrard, who told reporters the links were “rubbish” [the Herald] whilst discussing current captain James Tavernier.

“We are really happy with our captain,” Gerrard told the Herald.

“I read that we were linked with a right-back [di Placido] in midweek, which is total rubbish.

“James is a big part of what we’re doing here. He has been one of my consistent players as well.

“So while James is here and he is happy and he is performing, he will remain captain.”

di Placido was being touted as a replacement to Gerrard’s Mr. Consistent James Tavernier. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

That means whilst 25-year-old di Placido’s form may be attracting the likes of AS Roma, there’s no interest from Ibrox.

His future in Argentina certainly appears to be hanging in the balance, but he won’t be coming to Rangers.

That’s despite the multitude of reports which continue about the right-back in the Scottish press.