The thirty-four-year-old has turned into an agent following his contract with Fenerbahce; the Turkish side was over towards the end of the season. Steven Gerrard has talked to the defender, as per the reports. It is believed that the answer is positive. Reports also suggest that Skrtel is arranging for a journey to Glasglow to have a discussion in person in a few days. However, this will not be the first time that Gerrard will bring the Slovakian international onto the team as Liverpudlian identified the defender to be the transfer target prior to his appointment as the manager of the Ranger in the previous season.
Nevertheless, the first approach of the club failed as they were unable to reach the valuation of £5million for Skrtel. In January Gerrard returned hoping that the club is going to allow players to move since he was in the final year of the contract. However, they failed to agree upon the personal terms. Skrtel had a large contract at Fenerbahce as he earned £60,000 every week and according to his agent, he wasn’t ready to take the cut of over 50% to push the deal in January.
Now, this defender seems to be free and might be open to a new challenge. There is a chance that he will reunite with Gerrard. At present, Gerrard is at the Algarve to over the pre-season training of the Rangers as they prepare for the first qualifying round of the Europa League on 11th of July. Skrtel had conversations with Rangers with a deal that might be only a few days away. Nonetheless, the transfer might be delayed with Gerrard and the team at pre-training. According to reports, there have been some conversations and we have to wait for few days to see if the deal really happens.