Glasgow Rangers would be bringing a “Steven Gerrard type of player” to Ibrox in Daniel Johnson, according to Andy Little.
Johnson has been linked with a move to Rangers for much of the window, and it appears that the Gers may be edging closer to completing a deal, reportedly for around £3million.
According to the Scottish Sun, the 27-year-old wants to join Rangers, and the Light Blues are hopeful that they can finalise a move before they face Motherwell at the weekend.
Little, who played for Rangers and also alongside Johnson at Preston, reckons the player ticks all the Gers boxes, especially with Joe Aribo out for a lengthy period and Ryan Jack also sidelined.
“He’s a Steven Gerrard type of player,” Little told the Scottish Sun. “He’s very gifted, a good athlete and at a great point in his career.
“I’ve heard that he’s keen to go to Rangers through my contacts down there so I think that’s very important.
“Getting the chance to go to Ibrox doesn’t happen every day of the week and I feel he will handle playing for Rangers.
“In my opinion there are a lot of similarities between him and Joe Aribo – they’ve got that technical ability and the skill to find a pass.
“So, it will be interesting to see where Steven Gerrard plays him because he’s been using two deep-lying midfielders and playing Hagi in the No. 10 role since Aribo has been out.
“I reckon he’s just as comfortable as a number 10 as he is in the central midfield. He’s left-sided and very athletic.”
Johnson scored 12 goals and contributed eight assists in the Championship last season, and played all across the midfield, including on both flanks.
He has shown he’s a cut above at Preston and is surely destined to play at a higher level, which is where Rangers will hopefully come in.
With Little praising his former colleague so highly, it just goes to show how highly rated he is by so many peers and what an asset he would be for any team.