After a failed summer deal to move to newly-promoted side Brentford, Joe Rothwell might head to another top flight side, this time in Scotland.
The 26-year old English midfielder has apparently attracted a lot of attention thanks to his satisfying capabilities, and among those interested is fellow Englishman and current Scottish side Rangers’ manager, Steven Gerrard.
According to The Sun, Rothwell could move to the Bears’ side in January before his contract at Blackburn ends next summer, because his current side want to avoid a free transfer once the contract expires.
Since Gerrard’s squad’s midfield is experiencing problems following a number of positive Covid-19 cases and injuries, he is set on in form Rothwell to salvage their situation and wants to outdo his competitors by placing an earlier bid.
Seeing his side lose Juninho Bacuna in their mid-week Europa League clash against Sparta Prague, which they lost, Gerrard is forced to find an alternative as Nmadi Ofoborh is also out.
With more than double (11) assists this season than he had last season (4) in the English Championship, Rothwell is just the right man to help solve Rangers’ predicament, as he is not only useful in midfield, but also as a left attacker.
Should the deal fail next January just like the one with Brentford failed this summer, Steven Gerrard’s side will have to convince Joe to sign a pre-contract and make a move to Scotland when his (Joe) ties with the English side end next summer.