Rangers boss Steven Gerrard admires Everton youngster Kieran Dowell

head coach Steven Gerrard of Rangers during the UEFA Europa League match between SK Rapid Wien v Rangers at Weststadion on December 13, 2018 in Vienna, Austria.

Glasgow Rangers manager Steven Gerrard reportedly wants Everton’s Kieran Dowell at Ibrox.

head coach Steven Gerrard of Rangers during the UEFA Europa League match between SK Rapid Wien v Rangers at Weststadion on December 13, 2018 in Vienna, Austria.Rangers manager Steven Gerrard

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has told The Scottish Sun that he admires Everton attacking midfielder Kieran Dowell.

Liverpool legend Gerrard, though, has refused to say whether or not he wants to bring the 21-year-old on loan to Ibrox in the January transfer window.

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Gerrard told The Scottish Sun about Dowell: “I definitely admire him. He’s an Under-21 international.

"He’s a player I admire but there’s not really anything else to say on that at the moment as he’s an Everton player.”

Graeme Shinnie of Aberdeen vies with Ovie Ejaria of Rangers during the Scottish Ladbrokes Premiership match between Rangers and Aberdeen at Ibrox Stadium on December 5, 2018 in Glasgow,...

Rangers interest

According to The Scottish Sun, Rangers are interested in signing Dowell on loan from Premier League club Everton in the January transfer window.

It has been reported that Rangers manager Gerrard sees the 21-year-old attacking midfielder as a direct replacement for Ovie Ejaria.

Ejaria joined the Gers on loan from Liverpool in the summer transfer window, but the 21-year-old midfielder has returned to his parent club.

Good replacement

Dowell is a very good and promising young attacking midfielder, and the youngster will be a good short-term signing for Rangers.

The Gers could do with a number 10 to create chances for the likes of Alfredo Morelos and Kyle Lafferty, and the Everton youngster - who is valued at €7.9 million (£7.1m) by the CIES Football Observatory - will do just that.

Kieran Dowell of Everton arrives for the Carabao Cup third round match between Everton and Southampton at Goodison Park on October 2, 2018 in Liverpool, England.

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