Rangers boss Steven Gerrard wants to complete a loan deal for Nottingham Forest centre-back Joe Worrall in the next 24 hours, according to the Scottish Sun. Reports also suggest that Gerrard has agreed on personal terms to provide game time to the 21-year-old.
The Light Blues are presently looking to wrap up deals and provide a final touch-up to their squad’s ranks. From the replacement of the injured Jamie Murphy to the signing of a defender, Gers seem to have some transfer activity left to complete before the end of this month.
Rangers were held to a 3-3 draw against Motherwell over the weekend, which further ignited the club’s desire to add defensive reinforcements and back-ups.
While Connor Goldson and Nikola Katic have been rather solid at the heart of the defence for them, the Scottish giants require replacements and backup defenders in order to challenge on all fronts.
Gerrard is very keen on securing the defender’s services and has also labelled him as a ‘fantastic’ player.
I’ve never been keen to talk about other club’s players – it’s disrespectful.
I’ve been open as I can with the media in terms of the areas we’re trying to strengthen. I won’t be mentioning any names.
Worrall is a fantastic player – I’ve been following him for many years with England. He’s a really good player but I don’t think I have to add to that any more.
Also to mention, Forest boss Aitor Karanka has agreed to loan out the centre-half, who is currently behind Michael Dawson, Danny Fox, Michael Hefele and Tobias Figueiredo in the pecking order.
Worrall is strong, sturdy and robust at the back. He reads the game well and chips in with tackles and blocks whenever called upon. He is more than capable of playing in the Scottish Premiership.
This trade seems to be a fine option for all parties. On one side, the youngster will gain important first team experience, on the other, Gerrard will have his centre-back stop filled. Nottingham Forest too would send their player out for a good cause.