Club chief admits his side cannot match rival offers for Rangers linked defender Patrick Bauer

A general view of Ibrox Stadium ahead of the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on May 12, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

The Rangers manager, Steven Gerrard, is said to be interested in bringing the centre-back to Ibrox.

A general view of Ibrox Stadium ahead of the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on May 12, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

The head of recruitment at the club of a rumoured Rangers target has admitted they cannot match the offers made to him by other clubs.

Steven Gerrard's Rangers are among those being credited with interest in the Charlton Athletic centre-back, Patrick Bauer (Daily Mail).

 

It is currently unclear, however, whether the Ibrox side have indeed been in contact with Bauer, who is said to be interesting several English Championship sides as well as Rangers .

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But Charlton are hoping the German's heart will rule his head as he approaches the end of his contract at The Valley.

"That [the Addicks' win in last month's League One play-off final] will help in terms of trying to keep him – picking up the trophy and he really, really likes Lee [Bowyer] and Jacko [Johnnie Jackson] as well," Steve Gallen is quoted as having told the South London Press.

Patrick Bauer of Charlton Athletic celebrate during the Sky Bet League One Play-off Final match between Charlton Athletic and Sunderland at Wembley Stadium on May 26, 2019 in London,...

"His agent is probably leaning on him. Pat will be thinking with his heart and his agents will be purely thinking with their heads.

"They’ll be saying to him: ‘Charlton have made us an offer and these clubs have made these offers – which are way more. We recommend this’.

"It will come down to Pat’s decision. We would like to negotiate with Pat, but I think it is going to be a tough one – because he will be offered a lot more money to go elsewhere than he is going to get with us.

"His heart will be pulling one way, I imagine, but his head and his representatives will be pulling the other way."

Joe Worrall  of Rangers looks on prior to the Scottish Ladbrokes Premiership match between Rangers and Hearts at Ibrox Stadium on October 7, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Rangers are expected to strengthen in Bauer's position this summer, having seen Joe Worrall and Gareth McAuley depart since the end of last season.

And that has left Connor Goldson, Nikola Katic and Ross McCrorie - who has played much of his Rangers career in central midfield - as Gerrard's only recognised options at centre-back.

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