Glasgow Rangers scouts, Mark Allen and Steven Gerrard are continuing to look for top quality footballers who are available to sign on a pre-season contract, with no transfer fee involved.
James Milner of Liverpool would be an amazing asset to Rangers both on and off the park, just like Jermain Defoe has been. They are two of the best professionals in the UK.
With Milner’s experience of playing for Leeds, Newcastle, Man City, England and Liverpool, coupled by his footballing skills and winning attitude, his signing for Rangers would be a no brainer.
He still has a few years ahead of him due to his strong build, fitness, hard work and the way he has always looked after himself.
His wages maybe the major problem for Rangers to complete the deal. A player of Milner’s stature would set a great example at Ibrox and raise the chances of winning silverware.
Gerrard’s not mentioning names of any of their targets, but they are pouring over their options of the best crop of players who are soon to be out of contract.
They certainly know the players Rangers want to sign at this stage of the season, and are keeping the door open for more quality Bosman signings.
The scouting team have identified the players they will have to pay money for, but until the transfer window opens, you can’t just go and buy any of them.
As Gerrard is a friend and ex-team member of Milner, the versatile 33-year-old should be considered a real possibility for a brand new challenge in a different country with Rangers.
Milner has been a fantastic signing for Liverpool since completing his free transfer from Manchester City in 2015. He has proudly been a ‘Red” for 172 games with 22 goals.
He is still going strong and managing playing a key role in their Premier League games as well as part of their Champions League run.
Milner could also move to his boyhood club Leeds United if they manage to secure their long-awaited Premier League return.
Leeds were favourites to grab automatic promotion until recent weeks when a couple of defeats against Wigan and Brentford derailed their season.
They may have to push for the playoffs now, and the growing uncertainty over Leeds future might see Milner keeping his options open for a summer switch.
Is it possible to get the 61-time capped former England international to end his career with Rangers, and would the majority of the Ibrox fans want it?