Steven Gerrard has revealed that Man City’s Brandon Barker is undergoing a medical at Rangers and the Football Manc Cave are having a look at what he will bring to the Rangers side.
Apparently, the 22-year-old winger is undergoing a medical and the deal for him is ‘all but done.’ He’s been available on a free transfer and his name has popped up throughout the summer in different transfer gossip. Now we have an idea of where the Man City players future may lie.
If the deal can get done on time, Barker could be in the squad that will face Hibernian this weekend. The winger who has spent all his youth at Manchester City has also been on loan to NAC Breda, Hibernian and Preston. He has been known to suffer from hamstring injuries in the past so if he can stay injury-free, here’s two things he could bring to Rangers…
Obviously, he’s had a great run of experience with Manchester City, after Pep Guardiola and his coaching team would have put all their players through their paces. He’ll bring that same motivation to Rangers that he would have gained at Man City. As well as the top quality training he would have received there, he would have also gained good game time at NAC Breda and Preston. The biggest part of his career that will help him at Rangers is the fact that he’s already played for Hibernian. This has given him league experience and if he can stay fit, he should be ready for the challenge ahead.
His young age should see some good years of football out of him in his time at Rangers. If the 22-year-old can get stay on top of his game and away from any injuries that will put him out, he will have the determination to make people take notice of his performance. He should get a proper chance under Steven Gerrard which is something he’s not yet had at Man City.
Barker has been included in England under 18’s, 19’s and ’20s previously and you never know, he may have the determination to play well enough to be considered again for international level. This should see him play at his best.