Steven Gerrard thinks Rangers will make a signing this week

Rangers Manager Steven Gerrard looks on during the pre season friendly match between Rangers and Oxford United  at Ibrox Stadium on July 07, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Rangers could be about to bring another signing to Ibrox.

Rangers Manager Steven Gerrard looks on during the pre season friendly match between Rangers and Oxford United  at Ibrox Stadium on July 07, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has told the Daily Record that a new defender should be arriving at Ibrox within the next few days.

The Gers beat St Joseph's 4-0 in their Europa League qualifying clash today, thanks to goals from Ryan Jack, Sheyi Ojo, Borna Barisic and Alfredo Morelos.

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Rangers now have a huge lead heading into the second leg, and they may have a new face arriving at Ibrox in the coming days to cap off a great week.

 

After the final whistle today, Gerrard revealed that a new signing is close, and it will be a defender arriving on a permanent basis, even if there is still some work to be done.

“It will be a permanent deal for a defender,” said Gerrard. “There is still a way to go but we have had some progress in the last couple of days. If things progress as they have in the last 48 hours, I’m hoping something will get done by the end of the week,” he added.

Gerrard's comments come just as iSport in the Czech Republic claim that Rangers want Slavia Prague defender Simon Deli, who has a €2.5million (£2.25million) release clause in his contract.

Simon Deli of Slavia Praha during the UEFA Europa League Quarter Final Second Leg match between Chelsea and Slavia Praha at Stamford Bridge on April 18, 2019 in London, England.

Gerrard suggesting a permanent deal for a defender is close, just as those reports emerge, may well hint that Ivory Coast international Deli is the player in question amid claims that Rangers may be back in having initially felt he was too costly.

The 27-year-old came through in the Ivory Coast, but has spent the majority of his career in the Czech Republic, first turning out for Sparta Prague before leaving for rivals Slavia in 2015.

Standing at a huge 6ft 4in tall, Deli ticks the boxes for Rangers, as he's got great experience for club and country, and he's the kind of dominant defender who can be a great influence for up-and-comers Nikola Katic and George Edmundson.

5th May 2019, Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Rangers versus Hibernian; General view of Ibrox Stadium

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