Steven Gerrard says Rangers close to signing Brandon Barker

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard looks on during the UEFA Europa League First Qualifying round 2nd Leg match between Rangers and St Joseph at Ibrox Stadium on July 18, 2019 in Glasgow,...

Steven Gerrard’s Glasgow Rangers are on the verge of signing reported Celtic target Brandon Barker.

Steven Gerrard, manager of Rangers on the side line during the Pre-Season Friendly between Rangers FC and Blackburn Rovers at Ibrox Stadium on July 21, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.Rangers manager Steven Gerrard

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has revealed to The Daily Record that the Gers are on the verge of signing Manchester City winger Brandon Barker.

Gerrard has revealed that the 22-year-old winger is having a medical, with The Daily Record claiming that the City youngster should complete his move to Rangers on Friday.

The report has claimed that Barker - who has been earning £16,000 per week as salary at City, according to The Daily Mail - is available on a free, and Rangers boss Gerrard has confirmed that the youngster is about to join his team.

Gerrard told The Daily Record about Barker: “We haven’t signed Brandon yet. He is having a medical. It’s close.”

Andros Townsend of Tottenham Hotspur runs with the ball under pressure from Brandon Barker of Manchester City during the Barclays U21 Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and...

Celtic’s summer interest

It seems that Rangers have beaten their bitter Old Firm rivals Celtic to the signature of Barker.

Back in June 2019, The Daily Mail claimed that the Hoops were looking at Barker as a potential replacement for Scott Sinclair.

It was reported at the time that there was uncertainty over the future of former Aston Villa winger Sinclair, and that Celtic manager Neil Lennon was look at the player he had worked with at Hibernian as a potential replacement.

(THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Matthew Virtue of Liverpool and Brandon Barker of Manchester City in action during the Liverpool v Manchester City Barclays U21 Premier League game at...

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