Date: 5th July 2018 at 3:34pm
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Rangers are in the hunt to sign free agent Alex Gilliead this summer after he decided to leave English Premier League club Newcastle United.

The Evening Chronicle report that the Gers will battle with a number of Championship and League One clubs for his signature.

Gilliead has been at the Magpies since 2012 but, now 22 years of age, has failed to make a single first team appearance for the club.

He’s spent the majority of the past few seasons out on loan at League One and League Two sides, also featuring prominently for the Premier League club’s U23 side. Last term he made 48 appearances for Bradford City, helping them to a mid-table finish in the English third tier.

A winger with the versatility to play on either flank, he may not come with strongest pedigree, or greatest goal contribution, but on a free transfer would represent little risk for Rangers. The side needs depth on the flanks ahead of the new season and a prospect like Gilliead could fit the bill.

Gerrard must be interested in the player for a reason and given other sides are also chasing him, signing him up at Ibrox could be a shrewd move this summer.