By Jason Jones

27th Dec, 2019 | 4:25pm

'Give them my number' - Gerrard responds to Rangers transfer report

Rangers are blessed in having two of the best strikers in Scottish football right now.

Alfredo Morelos and Jermain Defoe are both proven top class finishers, with the former having hit 28 goals already this season after bagging the winner against Kilmarnock on Boxing Day.

But according to a report from French outlet L’Equipe, the Gers could be keen to land World Cup winning striker Olivier Giroud from Chelsea.

The 6’4″ hitman has struggled for game time in London this term, but it would appear that he is unlikely to end up at Ibrox any time soon.


When asked about the rumour, as quoted by the Daily Record, Steven Gerrard seemed none the wiser as to its origin.

He said: “We are getting linked with some good players.

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“I don’t know anything about it, to be honest

“If someone knows something about it, give them my number. That’s the first I’ve heard of it. He’s a good player, though.”

That looks to have put the kibosh on things for now, and there are really two ways of looking at this.

On the one hand, who wouldn’t want a World Cup winner leading their line.

He may have fallen out of favour at Chelsea, but there is no doubting Giroud’s quality. This is a man who hit 11 goals in 12 Europa League games last season as the Blues went on to lift the trophy.

Having him in the squad would always be a bonus, there’s no questioning that.

But do the Bears really need him right now? After all, they already have Morelos and Defoe, and assuming both of them stay until the end of the season at least, it seems unlikely that the Gers will launch a full frontal assault for a striker in January.

It’s a shame, but this one might just be gossip and nothing more.

In other news, ‘Astonishing’ – These Rangers fans react to ‘ridiculous’ ‘beast’ v Killie.