Pedro Chirivella made the most of his chances to impress in the domestic cups this season, looking a player capable of aspiring to regular minutes for a mid-table side in England or Spain, but as the 22-year-old’s contract winds down there could be an unexpected suitor.
At least that’s the word from the Daily Record, who claim Steven Gerrard and Rangers have made Chirivella a top priority target for the offseason—whenever it is that we get around to having an offseason with football currently on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic.
A year ago, even Rangers may have been a step too high for the holding midfielder. He’d previously spent uninspiring loan spells with Dutch sides Go Ahead Eagles and Willem II then half a year sidelined when a move to Extremadura fell afoul of registration issues.
Now, though, it could seem a sensible move for both the player and Scottish club—a player on a free who looked as though he could hold his own at the Premier League level, albeit in limited minutes. Add in Gerrard’s Liverpool connection and it seems an obvious move.
Or at least an obvious transfer rumour for a paper to float. Whether or not it’s one with any basis in reality we’ll presumably find out in the coming months, with Chirivella free to sign with any club outside of England before his Liverpool contract expires.