Will Steven Gerrard of Glasgow Rangers consider adding former England and Liverpool colleague Andy Carroll to his Ibrox squad for next season? 

The Gers boss has an excellent relationship with the 30-year-old frontman after the duo played together fairly regularly when they were at Anfield.

West Ham confirmed that after seven years with the club striker, Carroll is being released this summer.

This means that Rangers and Gerrard could sign him as a free agent, which seems a good deal if Carroll would be prepared to take a big cut in his huge wage bill.

Carroll is not a prolific scorer in the Premier League, but would run riot in the SPFL by scoring goals and setting them up for current Gers striker Jermain Defoe.

He will obviously tempt many English sides, but the talismanic centre forward could resurrect his career by coming to Scotland and winning trophies.

In 142 appearances, Carroll scored 34 goals for West Ham and 11 goals for Liverpool in 58 matches, but he does make numerous assists and is a great team player.

His strength and determination is always applied and he is wonderful in the air. Carroll’s teammates love having him alongside them in a battle for three points or cup wins.

He is surprisingly skillful and technically gifted, but has suffered recently from several injuries, which have definitely affected a big part of his game time.

Throughout his career in the competitive Premier League, he has been compared to Alan Shearer, Didier Drogba and Duncan Ferguson of Everton as a traditional centre forward.

He has enormous strength, a powerful shot and different class heading ability, whom Kevin Keegan stated “he is probably in the top three headers of a ball I have ever seen in football”.

After Newcastle’s 2–0 victory at home to Blackpool, boss Ian Holloway described Carroll as “the best striker in the Premier League”.

Carroll possesses powerful aerial abilities, with former West Ham manager Slaven Bilic saying “the best in the world at heading a football”.

A tall physical centre-forward is perfect for the rough and tough defenders of the SPFL, who would certainly know quickly they were in for a very difficult 90 minutes against Rangers.

If Alfredo Morelos is not sold, how about the Colombian and Englishman, pairing up for the Gers to cause havoc to the opposition and bossing matches together.


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