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Report: Steven Gerrard plans Martin Olsson talks but Rangers face obstacle in pursuit

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Report: Steven Gerrard plans Martin Olsson talks but Rangers face obstacle in pursuit

Martin Olsson wants to stay in the Football League.

Rangers are hoping to persuade Martin Olsson to move to Ibrox. According to the print edition of The Sun on Sunday (9th June, page 61), Steven Gerrard plans to hold talks with the defender over a move to Rangers.

Olsson will become a free agent this summer when his contract with Swansea City expires. However, he would prefer the chance to stay in England. Olsson is looking for a new club in the Football League.

The 48-cap Sweden international moved to England in 2006. And he has spent his entire professional career in the English league system.


Racking up 142 appearances at Blackburn Rovers, 129 appearances at Norwich City and 75 appearances at Swansea City, Olsson is vastly experienced.

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He has flitted between the top-flight and the Championship throughout his career. With numerous relegations and promotions, Olsson has had the full spectrum of footballing emotions.

Rangers now want the 31-year-old to provide a solution in the left-back department. This has been identified as a problem position by Gerrard this summer.

Borna Barisic struggled with injuries and form in his first season at Ibrox. Andy Halliday and Jon Flanagan have both operated at left-back but it is not their primary position. Meanwhile, Lee Wallace is leaving.

Olsson could be the solution for Rangers at left-back. However, Gerrard faces a battle trying to convince him to move away from England this summer.

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