Published: Fri, June 21, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard 'rejects approach' from Derby County

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard 'rejects approach' from Derby County

The Pride Park club are resigned to losing boss Frank Lampard, who is the hot favourite to return to Chelsea to take over from Maurizio Sarri at Stamford Bridge.

Gerrard is keen to tie down the exciting England youth worldwide and has not given up hope of also persuading Reds boss Jurgen Klopp to allow Ryan Kent to return to Glasgow for a second year on loan.

After a loan spell with Reims last season, Sheyi Ojo will team up with Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard at Rangers for the 2019-20 campaign. The former Liverpool captain remains committed to Rangers, as he bids to close the gap on champions Celtic next season.

'For the past 18 months or two years, I've not had a consistent opportunity to play football.

"I believed this was the right destination for me".

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"When I heard Rangers were involved I spoke to my representatives, the gaffer and Steven Gerrard", he said.

According to the Daily Record, cited by the Boot Room, Rangers are hoping to tie the teenager down to a new deal ahead of the new season, however, the Reds are thought to be one of three sides keeping tabs on the player.

The England youth worldwide who has made 13 appearances for the Liverpool first team spent last season with Reims in Ligue 1 and his move to Rangers is however subject to global clearance.

Gerrard will step up preparations for the opening Europa League qualifier against either Kosovans FC Prishtina or St Joseph's of Gibraltar in Portugal.

The Welsh side reached the final of the Irn-Bru Challenge Cup last season, losing 3-1 to Ross County in Inverness.

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