Date: 9th January 2019 at 6:00am
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Rangers are interested in signing Portsmouth defender Jack Whatmough during the January transfer window, according to The Sun.

Steven Gerrard has already made a number of defensive signings since joining the club last summer, but it appears another centre-back is on his radar as he looks to strengthen his squad for the second half of the season.

The Sun believe that the Gers are battling it out with Celtic and Aberdeen for Whatmough’s signature, whose contract expires in less than six months.

Just 22-years of age, the £115,000-rated (Transfermarkt) Pompey man has 90 senior appearances to his name for the club across English League Two and League One action.

While clearly not cutting his professional teeth at the highest level, he is set to make a step up in his career and as a budget signing, the Gers could probably do a lot worse.

Joe Worrall isn’t going to be at Ibrox forever, making it clear he is looking for a return to Nottingham Forest, while Gareth McAuley has a limited shelf life at the club too.

That makes the need for another centre-back fairly strong beyond the end of this current season and signing up Whatmough on a pre-contract could be just the ticket, especially if we’re nabbing him from under Celtic’s nose.

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6 Replies to “£115,000 rated defender could be on his way to Rangers”

  • What a load of crap. If anyone thinks that he would be allowed to go( and it is a very big if) for any thing less than £1.5m then go back to bed and dream on. £115000 wouldn’t buy a leg, and we do not need the money either.

  • If it’s in the Sun it must be true. I thought that joke of a paper had ceased. I heard he is close to signing a new contract and then these click bait press releases will stop.

  • What rubbish!! Pompey are having a great run so all their players are being linked with moves elsewhere. Pompey are on their way back up the leagues and will only sell their key players IF the money is right and a replacement is available. £115,000 for Jack will simply be laughed off. PUP

  • Fake news all what. The compensation fee if he left in the summer would be at least £250k. He’s a £1m+ player and will be here next season hopefully in the Championship. Let’s face it the Scottish premier is equivalent to league one so why would he move there.

  • Hilarious rubbish. Why would young Jack want to leave Pompey for the SPL? As for the £115k fee, behave yourself.

  • Lets remember he has 6 months left so in summer he could leave for 0.
    It drops the value. Pompeys fault offer him a contract now.

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