Every transfer window there’s at least one extravagant rumour linked to Ibrox. This year it’s the turn of Daniel Sturridge.
And whilst we might’ve previously mused over the availability of the striker, it’s hard to envisage him winding up at Ibrox.
Out of contract at Liverpool and, like Robin van Persie and Fernando Torres before him, having Rangers installed as the favourite for his signature by bookmakers, there’s plenty of rumours suggesting he could.
Whilst the cash value of the England international’s contract at Liverpool could not be matched by Rangers, his recent injury history marks him as a bit of a risk.
This may deter other clubs from coming in and offering him the kind of money he’s been making at the likes of Anfield and Stamford Bridge.
Steven Gerrard is also a former international and club teammate of Sturridge’s and a massive admirer of the player.
“For me, when you talk about potential in this country, Daniel Sturridge is the player with the most,” Steven Gerrard told the Daily Mail in 2014.
‘Ability-wise he is possibly the No 1 (English) striker I’ve played with when you talk about speed, sharpness and skill and different types of goals.
“Some of the things he does in training blow me away. He could go as far as he wants to go.”
Sturridge is clearly well thought of by Gerrard, but the now Rangers boss was speaking about the striker’s injury problems even back then.
It makes Sturridge’s issues with injures all the more unfortunate.
Even Rangers signing Sturridge, particularly for the wages he would be on, is a significant risk.
Whilst it might be fun for the bookies, the papers and fans to talk about the striker, it remains incredibly unlikely that the 29-year-old would sign on at Ibrox.
Even if Steven Gerrard rates him.