If Fernando Torres is forced to drop his wage demands this summer, he should consider a move to Rangers.
Fernando Torres is set to leave Atletico Madrid at the end of the season, with a move to Major League Soccer widely touted.
However, a switch of that nature may have hit a stumbling block, with Sports Illustrated reporting earlier this month that clubs in MLS are only likely to offer $1.3-1.5million a year in wages – around £20,000 a week.
Torres, it is reported, is looking for a figure closer to $4m – around £55,000 a week – and so the World Cup winner may have to reconsider his demands.
And if that is the case, could Steven Gerrard convince his former Liverpool team-mate to join Rangers, where – according to the Mirror – he is set to take charge.
The Scottish Sun reported in January that Rangers had been paying Carlos Pena around £26,000 a week, so an offer to rival any MLS club is realistic for the Scottish Premiership side.
Torres played the best football of his career at Liverpool, with Gerrard feeding him passes. The retired England star knows better than anyone how to help Torres perform.
If Rangers are to threaten Celtic under Gerrard, they must seriously improve a squad that is not in the same ballpark as that of their rivals.
The signing of Torres would represent a huge boost, even if the 34-year-old were only able to perform at the top level for another year or two.
A team built around the Atletico Madrid man could certainly thrive in the Scottish Premiership.