Rangers weighing up summer move for 35-capped former England international

According to a report from Gazette Live, Scottish side Rangers are considering a summer swoop for Middlesbrough winger Stewart Downing.

Gers boss Steven Gerrard is keen on bolstering the core of his team, with the signing of his former Liverpool teammate top of his priority.

Downing has been with the Championship side, his boyhood club, since 2001, since he signed his professional contract.

However, the winger left the club eight years later only to rejoined back in 2015, where he has been plying his trade ever since.

The 34-year-old has made over 600 career appearances to date and earned himself 35 international caps for the England national team.

Downing’s current contract with the North-East side will be up in the summer, and he will be free to leave the club on a free transfer.

One of the club’s interested in his signature is said to be Rangers, with Gerrard keen on signing the experienced man to help the Scottish side secure their first Scottish Premier League title since 2011.

Gerrard has signed Jermain Defoe, Gareth McAuley, Allan McGregor, Steven Davis and Scott Arfield in his first season with the Scottish giants, and is now considering the acquisition of Downing.

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