Rangers fans are excited by the possibility of adding Hearts defender John Souttar to Steven Gerrard’s squad at Ibrox this summer.
As reported by The Daily Record, Souttar has emerged as a serious summer transfer target this weekend, with Mark Allen said to be a big fan of the 22-year-old.
The paper say it will cost at least £1m to secure his signature, with three years left on his current deal at Tynecastle.
Despite his young age, Souttar already has excellent senior experience having made 73 appearances for Dundee United and 109 for Hearts, also winning caps with Scotland.
He was in impressive form today at Hampden, scoring the second goal in a 3-0 Scottish Cup semi-final win over Inverness CT, also making a number of crucial defensive interventions.
With ball-playing ability and excellent potential, it’s not a surprise to see that Rangers fans are keen on his signature, with many taking to Twitter today to discuss the latest reports…
John Souttar? Yes please!
— Deej (@AlwaysRangers) April 13, 2019
I'd have signed him last summer mate. Would be a great signing imo, boys still young but has all the right attributes
— John (@Fleitch14) April 13, 2019
If it’s true about rangers chasing Souttar I would defo take him he is a descent young player always thought he had something about him @RangersFC
— Brydo (@brydobob) April 13, 2019
Yes. Been wanting us to sign him for ages. He’s one of the best defenders in the league and he’s the best Scottish CB. Get him signed right now!! pic.twitter.com/W8ZNRQhBkV
— Andrew Wilson (@Andrew_GWilson) April 13, 2019
Ball playing defender something I would like to see at the club hopefully if it does happen he can excel here and a good replacement for joe worrall .
— robert law (@robertl27537559) April 13, 2019
The fact that they’ve signed Halkett says Souttar is probably going to leave. He’s a young lad so he’s only going to get better. I’d take him, but depends on the price tag. £2m-£3m. Any more than that, then we’ll need to look elsewhere.
— Kevin Wakeham (@KWRFC1995) April 13, 2019
Would be great
— stuart ward (@stuartw18548060) April 13, 2019
Really good potential I’d sign him just to annoy the jambos
— Tom Phillips (@Tom93Phillips) April 13, 2019
As well as being a all round good defender I also think he would give us a bit of Scottish presence in our team. He also is familiar with the league.
— Blue Rangers (@BlueRangers72) April 13, 2019
Worrall is away back to Forest when the season is over. Fighting for a place in the 11 with Katic and could potentially be our next pairing should Goldson move on. Good bit of business imo. Squad competition is healthy.
— Wullie (@Frewsy94) April 13, 2019
He’d be great, young Scottish player who’s big strong and good on the ball will add to our defence will add competition to see who wants to fight for their place
— Lewis Clark (@Lewisc2723) April 13, 2019
Yess we will need another centre back or 2 he’s getting in our national squad he’s young Hungry and a good defender already and he can travel with the ball with well
— G-Dawg (@Graeme18721872) April 13, 2019
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