Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has revealed that midfielder Matt Polster is close to joining the Scottish outfit following a successful trial.
The 25-year-old has spent a month with Gers and has impressed in his short stint with the club.
Gerrard admitted that he is in talks with Polster’s agent and is planning a long-term future for him at Ibrox if a deal can be made.
“We’re in talks with Matt’s agent. We haven’t got it over the line just yet but we’ve told his advisers we’d like him to come,” the Rangers boss commented, as reported by the Daily Record.
“If we do it, it would be a long-term deal. I know him well from the MLS and he’s a player who can play in numerous positions.
“He’s a good professional, he’s in good shape and he’s got the potential to be a first-team player here at Rangers if the financials work. He could be an interesting one for the future.”
Polster has 48 appearances for Chicago Fire under his belt, scoring three goals in that time, and also has a single cap for USA.
Rangers will be able to utilise the American’s versatility, as he can also cover at fullback, and is a player Gerrard is expecting big things from.
Gers have already brought in experienced duo Steven Davis and Jermain Defoe on loan to help their title push, as they currently sit second on points difference.
Rangers are level on 42 points with fierce rivals Celtic having played one game more, and will be hoping their January transfer activity will give their squad a much needed boost for the second half of the season.