Gerrard finds out the hard reality of the Sevco transfer strategy

It is a given that any new football manager must hit the ground running when it comes to recruitment.

Now, for the avoidance of doubt, Mr Gerrard is a VERY new manager…

As I have previously reported here he was promised substantial funds by the convict chairman to mount a challenge to Celtic.

The attempt to bring in the young Liverpool midfielder Ovie Ejaria is probably typical of what is possible for the new managerial regime at Sevco.

So far there has been little evidence of the £20m transfer fund that Mr King promised.

The Sevco High Command did make an inquiry about bringing a more senior player to Ibrox on loan.

Jermain Defoe, although at the veteran stage, would still bring something to the basket of assets.

Sadly, though Bournemouth wanted the Ibrox outfit to pick up 50% of the striker’s wages.

That would be 50% of £85k per week.

There was a bit of a crossed wire as the Sevco chaps thought that they could have the centre forward for the season while his parent club picked up the entire tab.

I think it is fair to say that the interest in the veteran hitman has rather cooled now.

So, there it is, the Engine Room Subsidiary is in the market for free players.

Of course, we’ve been here before, but Mr Gerrard has not.

I’m told that before he took the Ibrox job he was being advised at Liverpool that perhaps management wasn’t for him.

Frank Lampard, he is not.

This could be a real Caixinha crash…

 

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