Date: 5th July 2018 at 12:09pm
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Rangers are interested in signing Millwall defender Jake Cooper this summer, as Bruno Alves prepares to exit Ibrox after a underwhelming first season at the club.

That’s according to The Express, who say that Cooper has emerged as one of Steven Gerrard’s top targets this summer.

Rangers have already signed Connor Goldson and Nikola Katic ahead of the new season, vital reinforcements in a position that was let down badly by poor performances last term.

David Bates has moved on to Hamburg, Bruno Alves is reported to be on the verge of a move to Parma and Fabio Cardoso has already been told he will not be getting any first team action this season.

Cooper made 38 appearances for Millwall in the English Championship last term, having made more than 100 professional appearances for the Lions and Reading so far in his career. Still young at 23 years of age, he also has the room to improve even further.

Rated at £450k by Transfermarkt, The Express say that Rangers may have to pay over £1m for his services, with Millwall valuing him highly.

Signing three central defenders in one summer would be a major statement from Gerrard that he sees the position as the team’s top priority heading into the new campaign. As many supporters will tell you after last season, he is spot on with that assessment.

Rangers conceded more goals than any other top six side in the Scottish Premiership in 2017/18.

If the manager can fix that, it’ll go a long way towards helping Rangers compete for major honours.

 

4 Replies to “Rangers ready to replace Caixinha flop with £450k-rated Championship regular”

  • £450,000 – you seriously must be having a laugh, absolutely zero chance that you will get him for less than 3 to 4 million. He’s a quality player who played in a successful Championship side last season why would Millwall give him away? we have no need to sell?………….

  • Absolutely agree with Peter Millwall we have sold players in the pass which were worth more then we got…I’ll say fir Coops..at least 4milllion

  • Aden Flint £7.2m to Middlesbrough, Adam Campbell £3.6m to Bristol City. If you go by these transfers then £450k wouldn’t get you anywhere close to what Cooper is worth. If Millwall were to try and replace Cooper in today’s market we would need to spend £5m plus to get someone of same quality.

    • I don’t think for one minute rangers think that this player is Valued at£450,000 think you would be starting with a bid of £1.5 million upwards , transmarket suggested that valuation and they no nothing

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