Rangers are allegedly “monitoring” the current situation surrounding Liverpool forward Divock Origi as the Anfield outfit look to sell the Belgian star to fund a £40 million move.
Origi signed for Liverpool in a £10 million deal from Ligue 1 side Lille way back in 2014 with the now 26-year-old forward still a teenager [BBC Sport].
However, because Divock was loaned back to Les Dogues for the 14/15 term he never played with Gers head coach Steven Gerrard during his final campaign on Merseyside.
The attacker has been in and out of the Reds ever since but played a huge role in the club’s UEFA Champions League win of 2019.
Origin netted a double in the famous 4-0 Reds semi-final comeback win to topple the La Liga giants Barcelona and also added another in his side’s 2-0 win against Tottenham Hotspur in the Final.
According to 90min.com, the Gers are one of a number of outfits monitoring the Belgian as Jurgen Klopp’s team look to make way for a potential £40m move for Watford and Senegal attacker Ismaila Sarr.
That report adds that Rangers are joined by arch-rivals Celtic and Premier League sides Southampton, Newcastle, Crystal Palace and West Ham in “monitoring” the player.
90min.com also state that Swiss winger Xherdan Shaqiri could also be offloaded to make way for Ismaila Sarr, with Liverpool wanting £15 million for the ex-Bayern Munich man.
This would surely represent a major signing for Rangers but given the English giants reportedly want the out-of-favour star to move on full-time – and the wages he would command – fans and experts remain sceptical.
Elsewhere, Rangers remain interested in bringing Heerenveen’s Joey Veerman to Ibrox, according to a recent report from The Times.
The club have made an offer of £3.8m for the talented attacking midfielder. However, Dutch outfits have turned it down but that hasn’t deterred Rangers.
The Scottish Premiership heavyweights are now ‘considering whether to increase’ their proposal and make a second offer for the youngster.
Heerenveen allegedly value their prized asset at £10 million, and the gifted star himself wants to leave.
The positive for the Gers is that the summer transfer market will be open for several more weeks, so the club have time on their hands.