Rangers manager Steven Gerrard is keen on bringing Preston North End midfielder Daniel Johnson to Ibrox, according to a report from The Daily Record.
The Gers are looking to strengthen their ranks ahead of looking to prevent Celtic win ten in a row in Scotland. Manager Gerrard has made a point all summer of improving his squad and has seemingly identified Johnson as a key target.
It is claimed that Rangers have submitted a bid in the region of £2m for the Preston star. The Jamaican has built a reputation over the years of being one of the Championship’s most consistent performers.
He’s made 184 appearances in the English second-tier, contributing 33 goals along the way, per Transfermarkt.
However, Preston are thought to be keen on keeping hold of Johnson. The 27-year-old is an inspirational figure in the midfield for the Lancashire outfit, having made 33 appearances last season and 35 the season prior.
Johnson a fine midfield player who could thrive under Gerrard – TBR View
The Jamaican is settled in Preston but the chance of moving to a club the size of Rangers and the opportunity of working under someone like Gerrard could be a chance Johnson can’t turn down.
However, £2m seems to be a very small bid for a player of such accomplished stature in the Championship.
From a Rangers perspective, however, Johnson would be a smart fit. Experienced, good with the ball and a cool head in the middle, the former Aston Villa trainee could prove a smart addition.