Date: 12th July 2018 at 8:00am
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As reported by The Scottish Sun, Rangers are in the hunt to sign Iran World Cup star Milad Mohammadi this summer as competition for Declan John, Jon Flanagan and Lee Wallace on the left side of the Gers defence.

Having already made nine signings so far this summer, Steven Gerrard has wasted no time in changing the look and feel of the Rangers squad after 2017/18’s disastrous campaign.

It seems he is intent on adding more faces to the squad though, with the defensive line continuing to be a big priority.

The latest player linked is Milad Mohammadi, who plays in the Russian top-flight with Akhmat Grozny, where he has a year left on his contract.

The Scottish Sun reckon he could cost as much as £2m, on the back of performances for Iran in the group stages of the World Cup. He is the player whose humorous rolling throw-in style went viral when the Iranians faced off against Spain earlier in the summer.

Rangers are already blessed with a few options at left-back, with Declan John emerging as a top performer last season. With Lee Wallace’s future in doubt after a bust-up with the hierarchy at Ibrox though, competition is perhaps needed. Jon Flanagan is expected to play in both full-back areas at times in the coming season, although is primarily a right-sided defender.

Signing a 24-year-old international defender with Russian Premier League experience would certainly be welcome though, more proof that Rangers mean business this coming season.

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