The Rangers manager Steven Gerrard recently expressed his admiration for the rumoured Ibrox target.

Rangers fans are reacting on Twitter to news that one of Steven Gerrard’s January targets has moved elsewhere.

The Rangers manager Gerrard admitted his admiration for Dowell earlier this month (Scottish Sun), but the Everton attacking midfielder has instead signed for Sheffield United on a half-season loan.

Dowell excelled on loan to Nottingham Forest last season, scoring 10 goals and setting up five in 45 appearances.

And the England Under-21 international could have provided the creative spark Rangers have arguably lacked from the centre of the park this season.

But what are those of a Gers persuasion saying about the news of Sheffield United’s latest capture?










Dowell played alongside present and past Rangers players, Joe Worrall and Barrie McKay at Forest last season.

And it is to England’s second tier that the 21-year-old returns, hoping to help Sheffield United back to the Premier League from fourth position.

His arrival there could bring an end to the Bramall Lane spell of another reported Rangers target, Ben Woodburn, who has struggled to make an impact on loan from Liverpool.

Would Dowell have been a good fit for Rangers?

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