Danny Murphy has suggested that Rangers boss Steven Gerrard should attempt to lure Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli to Ibrox. 

Alli has only 71 Premier League minutes to his name this season and there is a suggestion that the 24-year-old could leave Spurs as he appears to be out of favour with Jose Mourinho.

Speaking on TalkSPORT, Murphy claimed that a move to Rangers could boost Alli’s confidence ahead of next summer’s European Championship.

He said, “I’m not sure Dele [Alli] would be up for it but I thought that maybe Stevie G at Rangers could convince him to go there and win them the title.

“He’d play every week, He’d score a load of goals. Get his confidence up. Impress Gareth Southgate. There is an argument to say ‘would that be enough’ scoring at that level because it is a drop down.

“But I don’t know, maybe playing under Stevie is something he’d enjoy.”

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Alli has mainly been utilised in the Europa League this season but is yet to complete a full game in his nine competitive appearances this term.

There is no doubting Alli’s quality and when he is firing on all cylinders he can be unplayable.

The England international has 64 goals and 56 assists in 231 Tottenham appearances which is a decent return but there may be some question marks over how feasible a deal for Alli would be.

First of all, he has to be interested in a move and it is doubtful that he would consider a move north of the border as a player of his calibre would attract offers from all over Europe.

With Alli on substantial wages, it is also unlikely that Rangers could afford to take him on even if they wanted to but the thought of Alli arriving at Ibrox is certainly appealing.

Stranger things have happened but Gers fans probably won’t be getting their hopes up over this potential transfer.

In other Rangers news, confusion surrounding Alfredo Morelos’ two-game ban has been cleared up by a reliable journalist. 

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