Steven Gerrard’s Glasgow Rangers have been linked with Manchester City’s Phil Foden.
According to The Mirror (print edition, page 73, September 1, 2019), Rangers wanted to secure the services of Foden on a loan deal from defending Premier League champions City (click here to read more).
It has been reported that the Gers made a loan bid for the 19-year-old midfielder, but they had their offer turned down by the Citizens.
Rangers manager Gerrard has said that no such loan bid was made for Foden, stating that City manager Pep Guardiola is not going to let the teenager leave.
Meanwhile, former Rangers defender Alan Hutton has predicted the Gers to win the Scottish Premiership title this season.
The Rangers boss added: “I don’t think Pep Guardiola is going to let him go anywhere.”
The Daily Record quotes Hutton as saying regarding Rangers stopping Celtic from winning 10 league titles in a row: “100 per cent. Since he’s (Steven Gerrard) come in I’ve seen a massive change in the team that just comes together, the boys that he’s brought in have made a massive difference.
“It’s now very even. Celtic have run away with it for years but this is the first year where for the first time I think they are very even. They’ve done brilliant to come back from where they were.”
Unrealistic transfer move
Foden is one of the best and most promising young players in England, and the teenager has been playing well for City for a while and is developing into an important player for the Citizens.
According to WhoScored, Foden made 13 appearances in the Premier League for City last season, and has played 10 minutes in the league this campaign.
True, it will take a while for the England Under-21 international to establish himself as one of the first names on the City teamsheet, but it is unlikely that Guardiola will let him leave on loan.
Gerrard knows that well, and it made sense that Rangers did not make any move for Foden this summer.