New York Red Bulls are set to offer a lucrative deal to Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard, if he turns down a new contract with the Reds.
Gerrard’s future has been the subject of significant speculation in recent weeks, with contract negotiations beginning as Brendan Rodgers chose to leave him out of the first team during a few fixtures this campaign.
The Major League Soccer team have included the former England captain on their ‘discovery list’, which details any future or possible acquisitions, and would also mean that the New York side would have a priority on Gerrard ahead of other teams in the league.
This could be significant, given that NYRB are now competing with New York City FC, Manchester City’s sister club, for support in the Big Apple.
The Sunday Telegraph are also reporting that they are hoping to exploit Gerrard’s good relationship with Gerard Houllier, who is the MLS side’s sporting director.
Gerrard’s contract runs out at the end of the current season but he has been offered fresh terms.
That two year deal involves a pay cut, however, and Gerrard is therefore considering his other options.