Date: 14th May 2019 at 6:40am
Written by:

Rangers are keen on signing Hertha Berlin goalkeeper Jonathan Klinsmann, son of German football legend Jurgen, according to The Scottish Sun.

The 22-year-old made the move to the Bundesliga side back in 2017 but has failed to make a first-team breakthrough and is out of contract at the end of the season.

The paper say Rangers have recently watched him in action for Hertha’s second string, for whom he’s kept four clean sheets in 14 matches this season.

Feeling he is worthy of more regular action at a higher level though, he’s said to be keen on a move elsewhere ahead of next season.

His father, World Cup winner Jurgen Klinsmann, feels similarly.

As quoted by The Scottish Sun, he said of his son’s ability:

Jonathan has the class to be a No 1 in the Bundesliga or second division next season.

But the club also has to have the courage to give a young goalkeeper this chance, just as Everton did with their England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.

Jonathan has become a man in 18 months under Petry. He is getting closer to Rune Hastein and Thomas Kraft, who are in front of him.

Klinsmann has won 32 caps as a youth international with the United States, up to U23s level.

Rangers are on the look out for a shot-stopper this summer to provide competition and back-up for number one Allan McGregor, with Wes Foderingham and Jak Alnwick likely to be axed by Steven Gerrard in the upcoming transfer window.

Also linked with a move for St Johnstone goalkeeper Zander Clark, it might not be long before we hear about a signing in the position.

 

Your Comment