Glasgow Rangers should put all out the stops to bring Adam Lallana, the ex-Liverpool and Southampton midfield maestro, to Ibrox on a free transfer.
The 32-year-old signed for Liverpool in 2014 for £25 million and is being released after the Reds have finished this season’s fixture list.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has admitted it was a hard decision. He rates Lallana highly, but the Anfield club have an abundance of top players.
If Rangers manager Steven Gerrard could convince Lallana to finish his career at Rangers, it could make the difference between winning the title or not in 2020-21.
With his experience of playing at the highest level for the last eight years in the Premier League, it could be vital for Rangers to get Lallana.
It won’t be an easy job for Gerrard to snatch him from a list of other Premier League teams interested and lining up for this top Bosman signing.
He has amassed 178 matches for Liverpool so far, and all in highly competitive, big time games under the pressure of the famous Kop.
It’s not often a player of Lallana’s talent, skill and reputation comes along for nothing, but his wages may be a major stumbling block for Rangers.
A Liverpool connection exists at Ibrox with the boss, Gary McAllister and a plethora of ex-Reds coaches and doctor to settle him quickly at Rangers.
It’s certainly a lovely thought that the Ibrox faithful could be admiring a Premier League star, in their plight to stop Celtic’s 10-in-a-row.