Without a shadow of a doubt, Rangers manager, Steven Gerrard has worked tirelessly to secure recruits for his side. The newly-appointed manager has been inundated with transfer business, as the Gers have already completed seven new signings. However, despite the excitement that derives from new signings, the reality is that players are forced to leave. Should Rangers consider selling Bruno Alves?
Steven Gerrard revealed to the Daily Record that he intends to have a conversation with Bruno Alves regarding his Rangers future after the World Cup has concluded. The 36-year-old is currently with the Portugal squad in Russia, and the Liverpool icon doesn’t want to impede upon his international duties.
“I haven’t spoken to Bruno yet.
“I have given him the respect he deserves, and he has got very important things to focus on right now in terms of the World Cup, and that should be his priority.
“I don’t think I should be phoning him and having a conversation on his domestic career just yet. There will be a time for it. “He will have a break after Portugal either win the tournament or get knocked out, and then I will have a conversation with Bruno and talk to him.
“I didn’t want to go in and speak to him or try and get contact with him while he has got important things to focus on.”
The experienced defender has a year remaining on his contract with the Gers, and despite his wealth of experience and knowledge, he only made 25 appearances in all competitions last season – 20 of which came in the league.
To his credit, Alves is an accomplished defender and a notable figure for both club and country, but given his wages – believed to be £28,000 per week – his age, and current contractual status, it could be a useful idea for Rangers to sell the talented defender to raise funds for players in other areas, signings that could provide greater longevity.
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