Millwall defender Jake Cooper was a defensive transfer target for Rangers in the summer.
The towering centre half was the subject of a £3m bid from the Ibrox giants, at least according to The Scottish Sun.
But in quotes picked up by Newsshopper, Cooper said he wasn’t ready to swap London for Glasgow. Even if he was flattered by interest from Govan.
“It was a great thing for me and big for my family, but I signed my contract here because I’m settled and I’m happy.”
The big defender also made it clear that Millwall had set an asking price for the player. The intimation here is that Rangers never met it.
So whilst Cooper was delighted to be linked, he might never really have been posed the ultimate question.
The player also credits the role of Millwall boss Neil Harris in his decision making. He feels valued by the Championship club and is in no hurry to end his affair with them.
But with Joe Worrall heading back to Nottingham Forest [originally
Could Steven Gerrard reignite his interest in the player? Or will he perhaps look a little closer to home to plug the gap?