Rangers will look to add some quality to their squad this summer as they aim to finally end Celtic’s dominance of recent years.
Boss Steven Gerrard will be under no illusions at the size of the task given Celtic’s glory of late. The Hoops completed a triple treble at the weekend by beating Hearts in the Scottish Cup final.
If they are to claim their first piece of major silverware for over 10 years, Gerrard must scour the market for the best available players who are open to a move to Ibrox.
A report from Turkish outlet Asist Analiz has claimed that Rangers have submitted an offer for defender Martin Skrtel, with his Fenerbahce contract due to expire next month.
The Gers tried to land the former Liverpool man last summer but were unable to meet his wage demands. Gerrard felt his side could clearly benefit from the expertise of his former team-mate.
Skrtel might be 34-years-old but he is exactly the type of player that Rangers need to be targeting this summer. Central defence is an area that needs bolstering following Joe Worrall’s return to Nottingham Forest.
Nikola Katic and Connor Goldson remain at the club but the big Slovakian is arguably an upgrade on both of those.
He is a born winner and would demand that his team-mates give their all in every single fixture.
Worrall was at the other end of his career. He did a job for the Gers but Skrtel would be a massive upgrade, even if the club does only get two seasons out of him.
Passing on his experience to a relatively young group of players could also be massive for Rangers and his arrival would definitely enhance the prospects of ending their barren run without silverware.