Rangers legend Ally McCoist has expressed his concerns about the potential addition of Martin Skrtel as rumours once again link the Glasgow giants with Steven Gerrard’s former Liverpool team-mate, speaking on talkSPORT (27 June, 9am).
The Daily Record dragged up a one-year old rumour on Wednesday night. They claim that Rangers are hoping to finally bring Skrtel to Ibrox at the third attempt after holding initial talks with the 34-year-old Slovakia captain.
The Gers were quoted £5 million when they tried to sign the veteran last summer, a fee that immediately priced them out. But with Skrtel’s £60,000-a-week contract at Fenerbahce running down, it seems that a long-awaited switch might actually be on the cards this time around.
Skrtel is expected to travel to Glasgow in the coming days for discussions about what would be one of the most eye-catching transfers of the summer.
Though McCoist was quick to point out that Bruno Alves, an experienced and hugely successful Portuguese international who joined The Gers in 2017, struggled to adapt to Scottish football in his old age, expressing concerns about whether Skrtel could endure similar problems.
"Whether he’s still got it…I’d hope so,” McCoist said.
“Rangers signed Bruno Alves before, a top, top-class centre-half but that didn’t really work out.”
Skrtel endured a miserable 2018/19 season with relegation threatened Fenerbahce but his big-game experience and leadership skills could perhaps make him an inspired addition on and off the pitch in a youthful Rangers squad.
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