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Rangers’ Steven Gerrard leaning on Liverpool connections to wrap up transfer for EFL player

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Rangers are looking to beat Everton to the signing of Wigan Athletic defender James Carragher, according to GIVEMESPORT.

Carragher – the son of Liverpool legend Jamie – looks set to leave Wigan on a free transfer this summer, with his performances this season catching the eye.

The 18-year-old has been a regular for Wigan’s youth team, playing alongside the likes of Kyle Joseph and Alfie Devine over the last couple of years.

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Carragher’s deal is up in the summer, though, and Everton, who are said to be in talks with the defender, could face competition from an old foe.

According to GIVEMESPORT, Rangers boss Steven Gerrard is keen to lure Carragher to Ibrox on a free transfer this summer.

The Scottish champions are said to have been keeping a close eye on Carragher’s progress this season, and could look to make a move with his future at the DW Stadium looking uncertain.

The Verdict

This would obviously be an exciting signing and the media will talk a lot about Gerrard’s relationship with Jamie Carragher here.

Wigan have developed some really exciting young players in recent years. Kyle Joseph has been impressive this season, as has Adam Long who has been a key figure in defence after spending last season on loan in the National League with Notts County.

Carragher is a fine talent, but he needs to ensure that this next move is the right one for his career, and if there is a clear direction for him at Rangers through the youth team, then it wouldn’t be a bad choice.


Nottingham-based journalist who regularly covers Nottingham Forest home and away.

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