Rangers manager Steven Gerrard is interested in signing Norwich midfielder Kenny McLean, according to reports in the Scottish media.
The Light Blues boss was after the 28-year-old in the summer but the Canaries were not prepared to sell. However, it appears that could change in January.
McLean spent a couple of years at Rangers’ academy over a decade ago but, despite his previous association with the club, fans on Twitter are not sure that the Scottish international has the quality to play for the Bears:
No , not better than what we have .
— Will Sandison (@sandison_will) November 16, 2020
Might make the bench.
— James Moore (@NOTELINYI) November 17, 2020
— jmm (@johnmor03739676) November 17, 2020
No not for me think he maybe already seen his best 😳 If your looking at replacements for Arfield and Davis you look at someone younger like Ferguson at Aberdeen or even Campbell at Motherwell both I think have got high ceiling and Gerrard can take them to another level 😊⚽️🇬🇧💙
— Raymond Taylor (@Rashmond92) November 16, 2020
So who’s he gnna replace?he’s a back up at very best would have been better keeping doc or mccrorie. McLean was a good idea years ago but there’s not a chance he’s getting in tht midfield
— Iain Mclellan (@Iain_Mclellan86) November 16, 2020
Do we need “home grown” players for EL/CL squads?
— AksaiBlueNose (@aksaibluenose) November 16, 2020
Nah we already have better midfielders
— david cameron ⚽️🇬🇧 (@davidcameron85) November 16, 2020
I wouldn’t entertain this idea at all. I think we have better already. Plus I am sure someone younger would be ideal for us if we wanted another midfield player. Someone like Lewis Ferguson just an example
— Neil (@n3ilmc82) November 16, 2020
One theory going around is that McLean is being lined up as a potential successor to Steven Davis. The Northern Irishman is 35 years of age and he will turn 36 in just six weeks time but there has been talk that the midfielder’s contract could be renewed for another year.
Were Davis to leave when his current deal expires next summer, though, McLean could be seen as his replacement, although supporters would certainly need some convincing that he is the right man.