Rangers boss Steven Gerrard is heading for frustration in his attempts to land Liverpool’s Pedro Chirivella.
The 22-year-old midfielder is a target for the Ibrox outfit with Duncan Castles telling the Transfer Window podcast that Gerrard is trying to land the long-serving player.
Chirivella’s contract at Liverpool expires this summer and the central midfielder looks destined to leave Anfield after failing to convince Jurgen Klopp he is worthy of a new deal.
Gerrard though, who worked with him in the youth team, wants to add the player to his ranks.
“There is significant interest in him, particularly at Rangers who of course are managed by Steven Gerrard, who knows Chirivella from his time coaching the younger players at the club,” Castles said on the Transfer Window podcast.
“They would like to sign him, I’m told, but I think this is a mark of where Rangers are at the moment.
“Even though this would be a free transfer because he would be moving across national borders, even though the wages I think are going to be a maximum of £15,000 per week, probably less, Rangers haven’t been able to complete that deal and that I’m told is regardless of the fact that Gerrard is pushing very heavily to sign the player and install him in Rangers’ midfield for next season.
“But I think those involved in Scottish football will be hearing about the financial difficulties Rangers have had for a long time and those have been exacerbated by the coronavirus and they’ve had to aggressively rethink their transfer policy for the coming season I’m told and can’t do deals of any great financial significance.
“They will be scratching around to try to make some changes for Gerrard for the next Scottish season.”