Glasgow Rangers manager Steven Gerrard is being credited with wanting goal-scoring midfielder / striker Greg Stewart from Birmingham City on a pre-season-deal, according to The Sun.
Stewart has just turned 29 and has produced some sparkling stats with certain clubs throughout his busy career without gaining many injuries.
In season 2013-14 Stewart was a Cowdenbeath player and scored 16 goals in 41 Championship games.
Between June 2014 to 14 May 2016, Stewart played 81 matches for Dundee and scored 26 goals playing in midfield, and that’s why he was targeted for a transfer down south.
In August 2016, Birmingham paid Dundee £500,000 for Stewart, but after 22 games of his English season he didn’t manage to score a goal.
In season 2017-18, Stewart signed a one-year loan deal from Birmingham to Aberdeen, and played 38 matches, scoring four times, but showed up really well.
At the start of this season Stewart played 16 loan games for Steve Clarke’s Kilmarnock side and scored a very credible eight goals, and looked a great player.
The Killie fans were annoyed with the news that Stewart was surprisingly recalled by Birmingham his parent club, through no fault of their own.
Their disappointment turned to devastation when they realised he was moving to rivals Aberdeen with whom they were vying for third place in the league.
Stewart’s return to Aberdeen from Kilmarnock via England came completely out of the blue, but the attacker was happy to go back up north.
Derek McInnes of Aberdeen was delighted to get Stewart back to Pittodrie on a loan deal until the end of the season.
In his 17 matches so far, he has played well for the Pittodrie club, but has only managed a measly one goal against Stenhousemuir in a cup-tie.
He was 28 at the time of the second Aberdeen move and he didn’t want to stay at St Andrews and not play enough first-team football.
Next season, and one year on in his career, it simply wasn’t an option he felt he could endure. He is too good a player not to be an asset to a team
A Kilmarnock supporter set up a ‘GoFundMe’ page to raise £500,000 so that the Rugby Park side could buy Stewart permanently.
Findlay Crawford, the fan behind the fundraising, wrote: “Greg Stewart is one of the best players to have graced Rugby Park in recent years.
“Losing him is a huge blow to our title challenge and diminishes the chances of a team being able to break Celtic’s current monopoly on the title.
“Please donate so that we can get this majestic player to the Theatre of Pies for good.”
Stewart had been pivotal and very influential to Killie making a real title challenge, whilst sitting one point off the top of the SPFL when he left.
Apart from scoring eight in 16 games, Stewart provided six assists and became the the Rugby Park’s mainstay of attacking options, with his vision, passing and undoubted skill.
Gerrard seemingly wants Stewart at Rangers and he will be another player costing nothing in a transfer fee. The Gers boss obviously thinks he adds something to his squad.
One of the advantages to Stewart’s deal is that he tends to do well in the SPFL. He was hugely successful at scoring for Dundee and Kilmarnock, and he is very good footballer.
There will be a mixed reaction from some Rangers supporters regarding Stewart’s potential signing, but he could be effective in the No.10 position linking the midfield with the Ibrox attackers.