Liverpool are reportedly among a number of clubs interested in signing Rangers youngster Josh McPake this summer, but could Steven Gerrard use that interest to his advantage?
The Daily Record claim Liverpool are interested in 17-year-old attacker McPake as he continues to shine in the Gers academy. AS Roma and Borussia Monchengladbach are also very keen in the youngster.
The same report states that Rangers are looking to tie McPake down and keep him away from the clutches of Europe’s biggest clubs, including Liverpool, by offering him a three-year deal.
McPake rejected a new deal in March at Rangers, but Gerrard wants to keep the youngster and is hoping an agreement can be met before the Scottish club travel to Portugal this week for an eight-day training camp.
But could Liverpool’s interest in McPake provide Rangers with a transfer boost of their own? Indeed, the Gers remain very interested in £12million-rated (Goal) winger Ryan Kent, after his excellent spell at Ibrox last term.
Kent shone for the Gers. He scored six goals and laid on nine assists, starring in Old Firm derbies against Celtic – providing the assist for Ryan Jack’s winner and scoring in the 2-1 defeat.
With Rangers looking to beat the likes of Leeds United and Aston Villa to Kent’s signature, they lack the financial backing to beat the two English sides. But using McPake, Rangers could move into pole position.
They can do just that by offering McPake and cash in a deal to land Kent on a permanent basis this summer, with Liverpool seemingly keen on the Rangers youngster. It could be a move that suits all parties.
— Daily Record Sport (@Record_Sport) June 18, 2019