Former England midfielder Danny Murphy might be thinking well outside the box when he recommended Spurs midfielder Dele Alli joins Rangers.
The England international has found chances at a premium at White Hart Lane and Murphy told talkSPORT he believes Rangers are a good potential destination for the player.
👀 “I thought maybe Gerrard & #RangersFC could persuade him.”
💪 “He’d play every week, score loads of goals, get his confidence up…”
🤔 “Maybe playing under Stevie would be something he’d enjoy.”
Danny Murphy feels a move to Rangers could be perfect for Dele pic.twitter.com/iiLW5ebbTr
— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) December 15, 2020
But there was something else about his comments which appeared to hint that English perceptions on the game up in Scotland are changing.
Rangers captain James Tavernier has been grabbing the attention of plenty of supporters down south and bucking the trend of being written off because he plays in Scotland.
As a result, there are plenty suggesting he has an outside chance of an England call-up after contributing 17 goals and 13 assists in 27 games this season.
Murphy – who is a former England international – suggested Alli come to Scotland to try and get back into the plans of England manager Gareth Southgate ahead of Euro 2020.
“I’m not sure Dele would be up for it, but I thought maybe Stevie G at Rangers could persuade him to go there and win him the title,” said Murphy.
“He’d play every week, score a lot of goals, get his confidence up and impress Gareth Southgate.
“There is an argument to say ‘would that be enough scoring at that level?’ because it is a drop down. But I don’t know. Maybe playing under Stevie is something that he would enjoy.”
Is this a small inclination that attitudes are shifting, and that Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate should be casting his net north if the player is on good enough form?
Rangers captain Tavernier has been sensational for the club this season and for us at Rangers News, deserves the opportunity to represent his country on current form.