Report: Fenerbahce's Martin Skrtel has turned down a move to Rangers

Rangers vies with Oliver manager Steven Gerrard is seen during the Ladbrokes Premier League match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park on March 31, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Scottish Premiership giants Rangers are still being linked with reuniting Martin Skrtel to his former Liverpool team-mate Steven Gerrard.

Martin Skrtel of Fenerbahce and the rest of his team applaud supporters during the UEFA Europa League Group A match between Fenerbahce SK and Manchester United FC at Sukru Saracoglu...

According to Fotospor, Fenerbahce's experienced centre-back Martin Skrtel has turned down a move to Rangers despite the opportunity to reunite with Steven Gerrard at Ibrox.

It is no secret that the Glasgow giants will be left a little short at the back over the summer. Gareth McAuley is expected to leave when his contract expires while loanee Joe Worrall will return to Nottingham Forest.

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As a result, Rangers will need a new centre-back and it seems that they are prioritising experience. The Daily Record claim that Rennes’ Mozambique international Edson Mexer is a top target.

 

And it seems that Skrtel, Gerrard’s former Liverpool team-mate who was heavily linked a year ago, is still on their radar. But it seems that Rangers are barking up the wrong tree.

Fotospor claims that Skrtel has turned down the chance to join Rangers. The 34-year-old, who is expected to leave Fenerbahce on a free this summer, has also rejected the chance to move to Italy with Parma.

Liverpool's English midfielder Steven Gerrard (L) commiserates Liverpool's Slovakian defender Martin Skrtel (R) after the final whistle of the UEFA Champions League group B football match...

Skrtel’s agent Karel Csonto told The Record last summer that Rangers simply could not afford to sign the one-time Anfield powerhouse, pointing out that he’d have to accept a big pay cut.

And it seems that the situation hasn’t changed - he was earning almost £70,000 a week at Fenerbahce last season, Fotospor add.

Krasnodar's Brazilian forward Wanderson (R) vies for the ball with Fenerbahce's Slovak defender Martin Skrtel (R) during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 second leg football match...

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