The no-nonsense Slovakian centre-back has been linked with a transfer to the Ibrox club since his former Liverpool team-mate Steven Gerrard was announced as the Gers’ new manager, and he could certainly be doing with strengthening his new defence.
Skrtel has been with Turkish giants Fenerbahce since being sold by Jurgen Klopp back in 2016 and reports in Turkey – via the Scotsman – are now claiming Gerrard has asked his new paymasters to sanction a whopping £4 million bid for Skrtel.
However, given he’s 33-years-old, and the fact that Rangers are known to be pretty cash-strapped at the moment, there’s not many people willing to believe the stories:
£4m for Skrtel, who is 33 and in his last year of contract. Hmm, skeptical until the club confirm that one…
— Pete (@rankin17) May 15, 2018
Honestly can’t believe Rangers would offer £4m for Skrtel.
— Nimmo (@Nimsay1872) May 15, 2018
Martin Skrtel is exactly what we need but £4m for a 33 year old with a year to go in his contract….Steep, however Turkish mob cranking up the fee. £2.5m and it’s a good piece of business
— Grant (@grant_mckay) May 15, 2018
i wouldn't rule out the possibility of Martin Skrtel joining Rangers… BUT £4m for a 33yr old!! …gies a brekk https://t.co/UYrqFtRGIE
— SPFL Banter *** (@splbanter) May 15, 2018
We’re rumored to be linked with Skrtel for £4m and Jonny the loyalist is available for £3m… 🤔👀🇬🇧
Would love Skrtel but not for £4m, that’s mental! https://t.co/s2KsD9z6dJ
— EC-E (@elliott_ec) May 15, 2018
Rangers supposably bidding £4m for McBurnie, £4m for Skrtel & still searching for players 😂 #whowantstobeamillionare
— James Hendrie (@JRHendrie1) May 15, 2018
Would be happy with skrtel, but 4m is steep. 2m would be decent
— Matt Gordon 🇬🇧 (@Matt_Gordon95) May 15, 2018
Skrtel is past it
— Scott Whyte (@_ScottWhyte) May 15, 2018
Sorry but no chance have we bid £4m for Skrtel
— Steven Robinson (@StevieRob78) May 15, 2018
Bill @BillRockSport Martin Skrtel is 34 this year and out of contract in 12 months…we haven’t bid £4m for a player coach FFS.
Don’t act it mate. https://t.co/wRK5NKbbsd
— Jimmy Bell (@JimmyBellGSTQ) May 15, 2018
Is there any way Dave King and the Ibrox board could ever sanction a deal like this for a player in the winter of his career?
What do you think?