Rangers have reportedly made their move for Liverpool’s Dominic Solanke.
The stiker has been highly sought after by several clubs across the UK over the last six months.
Steven Gerrard only yesterday refused to entertain speculation on the England Under-21 star, who hasn’t played a single minute for the Merseyside outfit ths season.
Despite that, the Football Insider is reporting that Rangers have made their move for him regardless. Ahead of January, Gerrard has apparently asked his former employers to take the starlet on loan until the end of the season.
Solanke has widely been reported as Rangers’ top transfer target, with a striker signing in January crucial to any success the team achieves this season.
With Umar Sadiq having departed and Kyle Lafferty under-performing, getting this deal over the line could be huge. In games such as last night, where Alfredo Morelos was misfiring, Rangers could do with an alternative to take the burden off of him.
Can Rangers fend off other interest?
The likes of Crystal Palace are also reportedly interested in the striker. The carrot of Premier League football could be a difficult thing for Rangers to challenge.
Fortunately, however, it appears that Rangers are apparently the first club to make a formal move for the striker. According to the Football Insider, the Gerrard factor may very well come into effect here. Solanke could apparently be swayed by the fact that Liverpool icon Gerrard is in charge at Ibrox.
Despite not featuring this season, it’s not as if Solanke hasn’t been used to Premier League football. He made a terrific 21 appearances for the Champions League finalists last season.
Only one source has reported the Rangers move for Solanke. It’s also interesting how soon this news has come considering Gerrard was extremely non-committal over the forward yesterday.
Fran Sol and Tom Eaves have also been linked with the club throughout the past week. Solanke, however, is clearly the preferred target.