Steven Thompson responds when asked if Rangers will sign Lucas Leiva

Lucas Leiva of SS Lazio in action during the serie A match between FC Crotone and SS Lazio at Stadio Comunale Ezio Scida on May 13, 2018 in Crotone, Italy.

Rangers have been linked with a whole host of players of late.

Lucas Leiva of SS Lazio in action during the serie A match between FC Crotone and SS Lazio at Stadio Comunale Ezio Scida on May 13, 2018 in Crotone, Italy.

Former Rangers striker Steven Thompson has responded jokingly when asked if the club will sign ex-Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva this summer, on BBC Sportscene Facebook Live's channel.

Leiva, 31, joined Lazio last summer from Liverpool and has been in excellent form this season, having a hand in 11 goals during his 49 league and cup outings. He scored four, while setting up seven.

Liverpool's Brazilian midfielder Lucas Leiva applauds the fans following the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Middlesbrough at Anfield in Liverpool, north west...

The Scottish Sun claim Leiva is just one of a number of players Steven Gerrard is keen to sign, including Jermain Defoe and Martin Skrtel. Liverpool youngster Dom Solanke has also been linked with a move to Ibrox.

Thompson, who also turned out for the likes of Burnley and Cardiff City, responded in humorous fashion by suggesting Rangers were more likely to sign Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Torres this summer.

"There's a better chance of him joining Rangers than 'Jonny' Torres," Thompson said.

Steven Gerrard of Liverpool shakes hands with Lucas Leiva as he is replaced during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Queens Park Rangers at Anfield on May 2, 2015 in...

Leiva, a 22-time Brazil international, has two years remaining on the three-year deal he signed with Lazio last summer but could be tempted to rejoin former teammate Gerrard at Rangers.

The Gers boast a whole selection of central midfielders including new signing Scott Arfield, Graham Dorrans, Ryan JAck, Jordan Rossiter, Andy Halliday, Greg Docherty and Jason Holt, but surely Lucas would eclipse them all.

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