Rangers may have a real shot at signing defender James Carragher after Everton backed away from signing the Wigan Athletic talent.
That’s according to the Liverpool Echo, who claim that negotiations with Wigan have now hit a stalemate and Everton are moving on.
AZ Alkmaar teenager Luuk Kluiters looks set to sign instead, with Everton totally backing out of the face to sign Carragher.
Yes, James is the son of ex-Liverpool ace Jamie Carragher. Everton were hoping to bring the centre back to Goodison Park, but that seemingly won’t be happening.
The 18-year-old has yet to make his senior debut for Wigan but has shown potential in the FA Youth Cup.
Formerly of Liverpool, Carragher could still make a move this summer even if Everton aren’t signing him, and a move to Rangers may now be possible again.
Give Me Sport reported in May that Rangers want to sign Carragher having been scouting his then-Wigan teammate Kyle Joseph.
It was stated that Carragher is out of contract at Wigan but a compensation fee is still required, and the Gers would be able to land him for cheaper thanks to cross-border contract rules.
Steven Gerrard will be well aware of Carragher given how close he is with the teenager’s father, and Everton backing away could give Rangers the opportunity they’re seeking.