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Rangers: Ibrox club want to sign Souttar this month

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An exciting update has emerged involving Rangers and their transfer plans for their latest Ibrox signing John Souttar…

What’s the talk?

The Athletic’s Jordan Campbell has revealed that the Gers are interested in landing the defender before he arrives in the summer, having completed a pre-contract deal for the 25-year-old.

He tweeted: “Souttar in at Rangers on a pre-contract. Van Bronckhorst’s second signing after Sands but Rangers keen to bring him in early. Will take a significant fee for Hearts to sell as he can help secure third.”

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Van Bronckhorst will be delighted

This news will surely delight Giovanni van Bronckhorst, as it suggests that the club will look to sign Souttar on a permanent basis this month to bolster the squad for the remainder of this season. Bringing in the centre-back before the end of the January window could increase the Gers’ chances of achieving success this term, as he has proven his quality at Premiership level.

The defender has been in phenomenal form for Hearts and could improve the Light Blues by coming in at centre-back. This would give Van Bronckhorst better choice at the back and could lead to a greater chance of the team winning silverware both domestically and in Europe if he is able to hit the ground running.

In the Premiership this season, Souttar has averaged a SofaScore rating of 7.43. This shows that he has been consistently delivering top-quality performances for Hearts and proves that he is capable of being a standout in the division, which suggests that he could be an excellent signing for Rangers.

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James Tavernier (7.87) is the only current Gers player who has averaged a higher rating in the league than Souttar this term. This indicates that the 25-year-old could be one of the Light Blues’ top performers if they are able to bring him in for the rest of this season, highlighting why Van Bronckhorst will be delighted with the news from Campbell.

The Dutchman surely wants the best possible players available to him and the statistics suggest that the Scotland international would be one of his go-to options at centre-back. It is now over to Ross Wilson to work with Hearts in trying to agree a deal to sign him now instead of waiting for him to arrive on a free transfer in the summer.

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