Rangers have already been linked with a whole host of players this summer and the latest name suggested with a move to Ibrox is Derby County defender Max Lowe – but his previous comments will surely put Gers fans off.
The Daily Record has claimed that Steven Gerrard has already contacted Derby manager Frank Lampard – his England teammate for many years – to take the 22-year-old on loan next season.
Lowe has spent the entire 2018-19 season on loan at Aberdeen, apart from a brief period where he returned to Derby in the January transfer window – where he made one appearance for the Rams in a 2-0 loss to Leeds United.
The England Under-20 international has played 41 times for Aberdeen and impressed on the left side of the defence. The Dons are also keen to sign Lowe, but his previous comments about Rangers may sit uneasy with Gers fans.
“We’ve shown we can surpass them in performance levels. I believe we did that on Sunday,” Lowe said as quoted by the Sun, after a 1-1 draw with Rangers in the Scottish Cup quarter-finals in March. Aberdeen won the replay 2-0.
“Aberdeen are a massive club. I know that – I knew that the minute I came up here – and Rangers are trying to be right up there as well.”
Rangers certainly need a left-back and Lowe fits the bill. Young, attacking and proven at Scottish Premiership level, he would be a strong addition to Gerrard’s side for 2019-20.
But, are his comments strong enough for Rangers fans to take an immediate dislike to him? If so, then it could hinder his performance in a Light Blue shirt. Gerrard doesn’t seem to think so.