Could Steven Gerrard convince Fernando Torres to join Rangers?

Steven Gerrard of BT Sport looks on during the Emirates FA Cup Final between Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium on May 27, 2017 in London, England.

If Fernando Torres is forced to drop his wage demands this summer, he should consider a move to Rangers.

Fernando Torres of Atletico de Madrid competes for the ball with Juan Bernat of FC Bayern Muenchen during the UEFA Champions League semi final first leg match between Club Atletico de...

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.

Fernando Torres of Liverpool looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Fulham at Anfield on January 26, 2011 in Liverpool, England.

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.

Liverpool's Spanish forward Fernando Torres (R) celebrates with English midfielder Steven Gerrard after scoring against Inter Milan during their first knock-out round second leg UEFA...

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.

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