Rangers may have tied up two new signings this week, but the Gers are far from done there, with two players being linked with big moves to Ibrox.
Steven Gerrard's men have landed goalkeeper Allan McGregor and midfielder Scott Arfield on free transfers, with the duo penning pre-contract agreements to join from Hull City and Burnley respectively.
Gerrard needs to virtually overhaul his entire squad, and with that in mind, The Scottish Sun report that he wants reunions with Lazio midfielder Lucas Leiva and Bournemouth striker Jermain Defoe.
Gerrard played alongside Leiva in the heart of the Liverpool midfield, and the Brazilian only left Anfield last summer in order to join Italian side Lazio, where he made 44 appearances this season.
The 31-year-old would allegedly be interested in reuniting with Gerrard, but with Lazio reluctant to sell, Rangers may struggle to strike a deal for the holding midfielder.
Meanwhile, striker Defoe was an England teammate of Gerrard, and is just one year in to a three-year deal with Bournemouth having joined from Sunderland last summer, but he scored just four goals in 23 outings this season.
Gerrard would allegedly want a loan deal for Defoe, 35, and Bournemouth may be willing to pay a chunk of the wages required to take him to Ibrox this summer.
Rangers fans have unsurprisingly taken to Twitter to offer their reactions to the rumours, with many suggesting that Defoe may be a risk given his age, with most wanting to see Leiva arrive.
The general consensus is that Rangers won't be able to land both players, with fans sceptical about the move, saying 'surely not' in response to the rumours whilst voicing concerns about the age of Rangers' transfer targets.
Defoe would score for fun up here.— Smiffy (@Smiffy55SG) May 16, 2018
Don't care what anyone says.
And Lucas would make Scott Brown look like Boab Malcolm.
Can't see either happening though.
Would be exciting if they did come off though
Just can't see it
Jermaine Defoe and Lucas would need to take a big pay cut to join Rangers. I don’t see it happening, but I said that about Gerrard becoming manager...— Thomas (@Thomas1872_) May 17, 2018
Jermaine Defoe and Lucas Leiva? 2 bodies we would need to replace after a year or 2? Surely not Stevie!— JJ Bird (@JJBRD_21) May 17, 2018
If Defoe is a loan deal for the season im all for it. Lucas would be superb!! https://t.co/Piy27SkvWb— RT (@Rt_415) May 17, 2018
Lucas would be a great signing. He is a battler. Great for Rossiter & Docherty in particular.— Gill (@gillrfc) May 17, 2018
Defoe would score loads up here but I hope we keep Morelos (unless we get a crazy offer). Would like to see him with a proper rest & pre-season with better player's around him.
Defoe on loan and Lucas on a permanent deal, if true and they both come off it’ll be a couple of excellent signings. I’m sceptical though, a lot of money on two players...— taximan2002 (@taximan2002) May 16, 2018
Defoe not for me tbh. Lucas though excites me— The Great Waldo (@ThenNow4evaBlue) May 16, 2018
If we signed Lucas and Defoe and it's a big if. And Skrtel, I'd be excited, but I'd be a bit worried that all our signings so far were well in their 30s.— Rab. (@LaRabbie) May 16, 2018
If Steven Gerrard wants them, I hope he gets the backing to bring them.— Ibrox Loyal (@IL_Official) May 16, 2018
Can't imagine Jermaine Defoe and Lucas Leiva kicking about Scottish Football though, bit surreal.
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