Hearts manager Craig Levein has moved to quell rumours that Rangers transfer target John Souttar could be on his way to Ibrox this summer, as reported by The Scottish Sun.
The Daily Record reported last week that Gers manager Steven Gerrard was keen on a move for the central defender ahead of next season, potentially replacing Joe Worrall, who is due to return to parent club Nottingham Forest at the end of the current campaign.
Levein though was rather curt with the reporters today who asked about the issue.
As quoted by The Scottish Sun, he said of speculation linking the Scotland international to Rangers:
I’m not sure if John would go there, to be honest.
We’ve got all bases covered with John.
He recently signed a three-and-a-half-year deal so it puts us in a strong position if there is anybody who is interested in trying to sign him. We’re in a good place in that regard.
Clearly the 22-year-old is valued highly at Tynecastle and with The Record reporting it would take seven-figure fee to bring him to Glasgow, signing him won’t be easy this summer.
Still, he has brilliant experience for his age and the kind of ball playing ability from the back that could be a real hit with supporters at Ibrox.
Is he a viable defensive partner for Connor Goldson next season?
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