Johnstone predicts Rangers boss Steven Gerrard to make Solanke move

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard reacts on the side line as he watches his team comfortably beat Bury 6-0 during the Pre-Season Friendly between Rangers and Bury at Ibrox Stadium on July 6,...

Glasgow Rangers manager Steven Gerrard reportedly wants Liverpool’s Dominic Solanke at Ibrox on loan.

Dominic Solanke #29 of Liverpool tries to get away from the grasp of Dzenis Burnic #32 of Borussia Dortmund as Naby Keita #8 of Liverpool turns to beat Herbert Bockhorn #39 of Borussia...

Ibrox legend Derek Johnstone has predicted in The Glasgow Evening Times that Rangers manager Steven Gerrard will try to sign Dominic Solanke on loan from Liverpool in the summer transfer window.

Rangers are interested in signing Solanke from Premier League club Liverpool this summer, according to The Scottish Sun.


It has been reported that Rangers manager and Liverpool legend Gerrard wants to sign the 20-year-old striker on loan.

Rangers legend Johnstone, who had two separate loan spells at Ibrox, has stated that he would not be surprised if Gerrard makes a move for Solanke.

Johnstone wrote in The Glasgow Evening Times: “We will see another forward coming into the club. I’m not sure if they will buy anyone but they might look to get someone in on loan.

“It wouldn’t surprise me if Steven goes back to Liverpool to try and get someone like Dominic Solanke or uses his contacts down south to try and get a player up here on loan.”

Dominic Solanke of Liverpool  during the Pre-Season Friendly between Blackburn Rovers and Liverpool  at Ewood Park on July 19, 2018 in Blackburn, England.

Good signing for Rangers?

Alfredo Morelos is a good striker and Umar Sadiq is talented, but Rangers could do with another striker.

Solanke is very talented and has Premier League experience, and having been on the books of first Chelsea and now Liverpool, the 20-year-old - who earns £25,000 per week as salary, according to - would not be fazed at the prospect of playing in front of 50,000 fans at Ibrox.

Steven Gerrard manager of Rangers looks on during the UEFA Europa League Qualifying Round match between Rangers and Shkupi at Ibrox Stadium on July 12, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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