Turkish outlet Asist Analiz has claimed that Rangers have tabled a contract offer for defender Martin Skrtel, with his Fenerbahce contract expiring at the end of June.
The 34-year-old has long been linked with a move to Rangers, since former Liverpool teammate Steven Gerrard took over at Ibrox in the summer of 2018. But the Gers have been unable to match his financial demands.
Now, Skrtel is coming to the end of his contract. He wants to remain at Fener, and has told the Turkish side that he wants to sign a two-year deal with the club, earning £34,000 a week.
But Fener have disregarded his demands and offered him only a one-year deal, worth £25,000. Skrtel is to meet with Fener’s president Ali Koc this week in an attempt to find a compromise.
Skrtel, who played for Liverpool 320 times, has offers on the table from Rangers and Olympiakos but they are believed to be below his demands and a new and improved deal will have to be offered.
Rangers need a centre-back and a more experienced figure at the heart of the defence is crucial.
Skrtel is perfect. He would add huge experience and bring the best out of both Nikola Katic and Connor Goldson.
On a free transfer, he is an absolute bargain. If Gerrard can convince him to move to Glasgow and form a reunion between the two Liverpool heros, he would be pushing Rangers an enormous step closer towards Celtic.