Football

Ex-England Winger Stewart Downing Says He Spoke to Steven Gerrard about Summer Move to Rangers

Ex-England Winger Stewart Downing Says He Spoke to Steven Gerrard about Summer Move to Rangers

Ex-England winger Stewart Downing has revealed he spoke to Steven Gerrard about a potential summer move to Rangers.

The veteran midfielder, now 35, once played alongside Gerrard not only for his country but for Liverpool, where he was once a £20 million signing from Aston Villa.

Released by boyhood club Middlesbrough at the end of last season, Downing ended-up signing a short-term deal with Blackburn Rovers and stayed in the English Championship, but it seems he could’ve ended up turning out at Ibrox this season for the Gers.

Speaking via Teeside Live, Downing explained: “That was another option. I know Steven [Gerrard] so I spoke to him but he had a few players already in the pipeline and I need to play games.

“He already had a big squad at Rangers – would I have played as many games as I would have liked to? I don’t know.

“At Blackburn I will be involved a lot more and that was the main decision to go there.”

Rangers have signed several wingers this summer, with Jordan Jones, Jake Hastie and Brandon Barker all joining Gerrard’s Gers, and Andy King seemingly set to join from Leicester on-loan, but would Downing have brought a level of experience and know-how that the younger signings perhaps don’t possess?

Or have Rangers dodged a bullet by missing out on signing Downing on this occasion?

Let us know in the comments section below…

More in Football

Are Chelsea Now Title Contenders With New Signings?

Jonny BoyleSeptember 10, 2020

Why We Should All Be Excited About Leeds United’s Premier League Return

Jonny BoyleSeptember 8, 2020

Serie A: Gian Piero Gasperini Has Turned Atalanta into One of the Most Entertaining Sides in Europe

Jonny BoyleAugust 19, 2020

Remembering the Underrated Genius of Diego Milito

Jonny BoyleAugust 17, 2020

Why Rangers Have to Take Advantage of Celtic Lay-Off

Jonny BoyleAugust 13, 2020

Best Player To Manager Success Stories

Jonny BoyleAugust 12, 2020

Video: Steven Gerrard Is Not Having Any Questions About Alfredo Morelos

Jonny BoyleAugust 1, 2020

Two Aberdeen Fans Come Up With Creative Way to Watch Rangers Game in Person

Jonny BoyleAugust 1, 2020

Why Frank Lampard Deserves Huge Credit if Chelsea Grab Champions League Spot

Jonny BoyleJuly 16, 2020