Goal have claimed that Rangers are interested in raiding Leeds United for goalkeeper Kamil Miazek before Friday’s deadline as Steven Gerrard looks to bring in competition for Allan McGregor at Ibrox.
Rangers have failed in their attempt to sign Legia Warsaw goalkeeper Radoslaw Majecki – who is set to move to French side Monaco for £5million plus add-ons. Arsenal were also interested in the Polish goalkeeper.
Now, Steven Gerrard is keen on signing another Polish stopper – this time in the form of Leeds’ back-up stopper Miazek. The former Feyenoord stopper has failed to make a senior appearance for Leeds since joining the club in 2017.
He has, however, appeared on the bench multiple times and has starred for the club’s very impressive Under-23 side. Just on Friday, Miazek was Leeds’ saviour as they earned a 2-2 draw in the Premier League Cup against Wolves.
Miazek, a Poland Under-19 cap, is out of contract in the summer and now Rangers are keen to bring the lofty stopper north of the border with Gerrard a fan of a pre-contract deal – having initially signed Jordan Jones and Glen Kamara on such deals.
TBR’s view – Do Rangers really need Miazek?
McGregor, who turns 38 on Friday, is showing no signs of slowing down and is likely to continue to remain first choice for at least the next couple of seasons. Meanwhile, Andy Firth has signed a new contract to remain at the club until 2021.
Wes Foderingham’s current deal expires in the summer, as per Goal, and he is likely to leave. So, if Foderingham does depart whether it be in the summer or now – signing Miazek makes sense.
Leeds boast Kiko Casilla and Illan Meslier as their first and second choice between the sticks, and have also signed Elia Caprile from Chievo this month. Will Huffer, like Miazek, is currently in the final months of his current deal.