3 Rangers players Steven Gerrard will want at Newcastle with him, amid reports
It was always going to happen, wasn’t it? Newcastle United have been taken over and Rangers manager, Steven Gerrard, is being linked with being their new boss.
Bruce has already admitted he could lose his job. And the reality is he’s probably right. It’s an easy move for the new Newcastle owners to make to get the fans even more onside. But what about Gerrard?
The former Liverpool and England man led the Gers to the league title last term. He’s built a solid reputation for himself, and is highly thought of in the footballing world. But if he did move to the Toon, surely he’d want to take some of his trusted allies with him?
With that, we’ve looked at the three players from Rangers that Steven Gerrard is most likely to take to Newcastle with him.
Where else do you start, really? Tavernier has been immense for Rangers under the guidance of Gerrard. He’s one of the best right backs in the game at the moment, not just in Scotland.
Tavernier, 29, would slot seamlessly back into Premier League life and would surely relish a chance back at the club where it all began for him.
His numbers speak for themselves, and Gerrard would be silly not to bring Tavernier with him to St James’ Park.
A favourite of the Rangers manager, Kamara has showed quality and strength both on and off the field in recent times. Gerrard trusts, likes, and more importantly, rates Kamara highly.
The Magpies need some bite and quality in the midfield area. They did sign Joe Willock in the summer, but Kamara would compliment the ex-Arsenal man very well indeed.
Kamara is well suited to the Premier League. Good with the ball, but not afraid of a tackle either. Newcastle fans would love him.
While Kamara and Tavernier and more or less guaranteed home runs for Gerrard if he did come to Newcastle, Kent is a more risky signing.
We all know the former Liverpool man has talent. Pace, tricks, agility, and the ability to score from nothing with moments of magic. But like all players in that ilk, Kent suffers from consistency problems at times.
However, The Toon Army love an entertainer and Kent is certainly one of those. Him, along with Saint-Maximin on the other side, would be enough to get St James’ Park off its feet and then some.
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