Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has told the Daily Record that he will sit down for talks with Peter Crouch but not over talks about a transfer to Ibrox.
Tentative suggestions had placed the veteran striker as a target for the Teddy Bears but that doesn’t seem to be the case.
Gerrard oversaw a comprehensive 4-0 win last night as Rangers kicked off their Europa League campaign in style against St Joseph’s of Gibraltar.
New signing Sheyi Ojo, Ryan Jack, Borna Barisic and Alfredo Morelos ensured a rout for Gerrard.
After the game, he was asked about the seemingly idle rumours surrounding Crouch, to which he responded with relative jest.
He told the Daily Record: “There is truth in the rumour, but not the rumour you want to write about. Peter is coming to Rangers – to interview me for his new chat show.”
Crouch boasts 467 Premier League appearances and has 106 top-flight goals to his name.
At 38 however, there is little surprise that Gerrard has seemingly moved to quash such gossip.
The former England man would probably still score goals in the Scottish Premiership but the club already possesses some feared marksmen.
Any murmurings of a deal typify the time of year. Crouch and Gerrard used to play with each at Liverpool so certain outlets will put two and two together and reach an outcome of 500!
Gerrard is right to quash the suggestion and with the squad taking shape nicely Rangers don’t really need to be stockpiling players for the sake of it.