Steven Gerrard has responded to reported Rangers interest in St Mirren keeper Vaclav Hladky, as captured by RangersTV.
The 28-year-old claimed earlier in the week that he had already held initial discussions about a move [Daily Record].
That revelation was then backed up by a Scottish Sun report claiming that if the Gers decided against offering back-up stopper Wes Foderingham a new contract, Hladky would be snapped up on a pre-contract agreement in January.
However, Gerrard poured cold water on the supposed interest in Friday’s press conference.
No Rangers move for St Mirren keeper Hladky
“That’s just all…his agent must be telling him that,” said Gerrard as captured by RangersTV, when asked about the Buddies star’s comments. “I know nothing about that.”
Based on this emphatic dismissal from Gerrard, it looks like the Scottish Sun jumped the gun on this one.
It seems there’s no move in the pipeline for the former Czech Republic youth international, despite his claims.
He’s free to talk to new clubs in January and St Mirren boss Jim Goodwin has already accepted a summer departure is near certain [Daily Record], but it doesn’t look like he’ll be heading to Ibrox.
There are decisions to be made in the goalkeeping department at Ibrox over the coming months, though.
McGregor, Foderingham, Jak Alnwick and Andy Firth are all out of contract in the summer, although Gerrard has previously explained that playing a certain amount of games will trigger an automatic extension for McGregor, securing his services for at least another season [Glasgow Evening Times].