By Pranav Shahaney

29th Jul, 2021 | 2:10pm

Graham Roberts urges Rangers to sign Gary Cahill

Rangers have been urged to sign free agent Gary Cahill this summer by Graham Roberts.

Gers will be looking to build on last season’s title-winning campaign and impress their fans by retaining the title and pushing for not just qualifying for the Champions League group stages, but to reach the competition’s Round of 16.

For that, they would need players capable of competing against the continental elite, and The Sun reported nearly two weeks ago, that Steven Gerrard is keen on bringing him to the Ibrox with the club open to offering him wages of £35k-a-week.

Roberts, who is a former Gers defender himself, backed the club’s interest in the 2011/12 Champions League winner with Chelsea.

He told Transfer Tavern, “It would be a good move for him. They need a bit of experience there, he’s a free agent, so to go and play in the Scottish Premiership, he would.

“They have a young side, but if you’ve got an experienced centre-half at the back he could be the orchestrator. I think that would be a great move for him, and he would be great for the squad.”

Makes sense

We’re not signing Cahill for the player he once was, but for his experience and organisational abilities that would be beneficial as we embark upon this journey of playing Champions League football.

Gerrard knows a thing or two about being big dressing room presences, having been one himself, and has identified Cahill as someone with the perfect temperament to inspire this team and offer them tips on how to deal with the expectations after such an impressive campaign.

Cahill’s a very good aerial presence so he can be someone who Gerrard could look to bring on in the latter stages of games – both to defend leads and to score goals from set pieces.

The 35-year-old has over 50 international caps to his name and that experience will certainly rub off on our players should we bring him to the Ibrox this summer.

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