Michael Gray tips Everton's Wayne Rooney to join Steven Gerrard at Rangers

Steven Gerrard shakes hands with Dave King as he is unveiled as the new manager of Rangers football Club at Ibrox Stadium on May 4, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Gerrard will officially start work as the new Rangers manager in June, having signed a four-year Ibrox deal last week.

Former Sunderland defender Michael Gray and now Radio pundit, looks on before the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Manchester City at St James' Park on August 17,...

Michael Gray has told Talksport 'you cannot write off' the prospect of a reunion between Wayne Rooney and Steven Gerrard at Glasgow Rangers.

Gerrard, a close friend and former England colleague of Rooney, will begin his tenure as Rangers manager in June, having signed a four-year deal at Ibrox last week.

Steven Gerrard shakes hands with Dave King as he is unveiled as the new manager of Rangers football Club at Ibrox Stadium on May 4, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

And with the striker seemingly out of sorts at Everton, Gray, the former Celtic and England left-back, has speculated that Rangers' new boss could be the man to rescue him.

Discussing the next step for Rooney - who once told Celtic's website he has 'always followed' the Bhoys, and bought their kits for his children - Gray said on Tuesday morning: "Would he care if it was Celtic or Rangers? I don’t think he would. Steven is an attraction to anyone he’s played alongside.

England's forward Wayne Rooney (L) celebrates after scoring with England's midfielder and captain Steven Gerrard during the Group D football match between Uruguay and England at the...

"He wants to get it right at Rangers. And what a massive, massive signing - that would send out a message to the whole of the Scottish league

"You cannot write that off. There’s no way you can write that off - Wayne Rooney going to team up with Steven Gerrard. Steven is trying to build as strong a squad as he possibly can because he hasn’t gone there to fail.

"They’ve got to claw that deficit between Celtic and Rangers. And people like Wayne Rooney going up there would be such an attraction to other players joining Rangers - I think it’d be massive."

Everton's English striker Wayne Rooney and his children make a walkabout on the field after the English Premier League football match between Everton and Southampton at Goodison Park in...

Rooney is reported to earn £150,000 a week at Everton, and wages are perhaps the most likely stumbling block in any Rangers move for the 32-year-old.

In response to that, however, Gray insisted that the Gers would 'find a way' to fund the move - should they wish to make it.

Could the Everton striker follow Gerrard to Glasgow Rangers?

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