Rangers are set to flex their ambition during the summer transfer window by attempting to take Andre Gray on loan from Watford, according to the Daily Record.
Steven Gerrard has enjoyed a decent maiden campaign in the Scottish Premiership and in management. Ultimately though he needs to compete with Celtic for some serious silverware.
Next season will see the pressure go up on Gerrard to end the Gers’ long wait without a major honour and he will definitely enter the transfer market.
Jordan Jones and Jake Hastie have already been added to his ranks from Kilmarnock and Motherwell respectively but more players will be targeted.
Landing a player as competent as Gray would really make rivals Celtic stand up and take notice. The striker has seven Premier League goals to his name this season and would be a massive coup for Scottish football and for Rangers.
The 27-year-old livewire would instantly turn the Teddy Bears into genuine title contenders. Gerrard’s men might have challenged this season in a fashion but ultimately they’ve fallen quite a bit short once again.
Gray is on £70k-a-week at Vicarage Road, according to Spotrac. An agreement will probably need to be made between the two clubs if the striker is allowed to switch to Ibrox. His current salary will blow the Gers’ wage structure out of the water.
If Rangers can take the Watford man on loan for the season, they would have to be considered strong favourites for the title. Despite Celtic’s dominance in recent memory, they don’t boast a striker as decent as Gray and that could prove decisive.