Rangers and Nottingham Forest are reportedly among a number of clubs considering a move for Swedish international left-back Martin Olsson after he left Swansea City.

According to a report from Swedish outlet Expressen, the 31-year-old could be on Steven Gerrard’s list of targets after struggling to find an answer to his side’s problems at left-back.

SWANSEA, WALES - NOVEMBER 24: Martin Olsson of Swansea City speaks with Timm Klose of Norwich City during the Sky Bet Championship match between Swansea City and Norwich City at the Liberty Stadium on November 24, 2018 in Swansea, Wales.

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Olsson made 17 appearances in the league last season, keeping former Ger Declan John out of the side, before suffering a serious injury which ended his campaign.

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Gerrard has struggled to nail down a first-choice at left-back with Borna Barisic, Andy Halliday and Jon Flanagan all featuring there over the campaign.

SOLNA, SWEDEN - NOVEMBER 20: Russia's Vladislav Ignatyev fails to strip Sweden's Martin Olsson of the ball during the UEFA Nations League B group two match between Sweden and Russia at Friends Arena on November 20, 2018 in Solna, Sweden.

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The arrival of another left-back wouldn’t come as a surprise this summer, although it may hinge on moving one of Barisic, Halliday or Flanagan on first.


At 31 and coming off a serious injury, it would be a big gamble to sign Olsson and hope that he’ll come through the season without any issues.


LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 15: Joey Barton of Queens Park Rangers closes down Martin Olsson of Blackburn Rovers during the Barclays Premier League match between Queens Park Rangers and Blackburn Rovers at Loftus Road on October 15, 2011 in London, England.

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While it seems as though Gerrard is set on bringing in a new face, Olsson probably isn’t going to be the answer to Rangers problems.

Olsson obviously comes with massive experience after winning 48 caps for his country and making almost 200 Premier League appearances but his recent injury – and advancing years – make him a risk the Gers should steer clear of.

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