Centre-back wanted by Rangers and Celtic heads to Glasgow with deal due to expire - reports
Bayern Munich centre-back Thomas Isherwood has headed to Glasgow for a trial with Rangers, according to a report.
The Daily Record claims that the 20-year-old’s deal at Bayern is due to expire at the end of the season and Mark Allen has scouted him as a potential target for the summer transfer window.
It is understood that the Gers over running the rule over the 6ft 4in Swedish defender at Auchenhowie amid links to Celtic after Football Insider exclusively revealed that the Bhoys were lining up a summer move for him.
Isherwood has recently admitted that he sees his future away from the Bundesliga title winners having failed to have made a single senior appearance for the Bavarian club.
“What I know is that if I do not get into the team, it does not mean that my trip ends, but it starts in another club instead,” he said.
“What I am convinced of is that I have taken the right steps. What I have managed with this first year in Bayern Munich is one thing I can not buy anywhere. It’s a school that’s incredible.”
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Isherwood certainly looks like an exciting young defender. Rangers are most likely going to need strengthening in all areas of the pitch over the summer but the centre of the defence is going to be a real problem area with Bruno Alves and Fabio Cardoso likely to leave. Russell Martin’s loan deal ends soon as well and given his performances in Govan, it probably won’t be made permanent. Isherwood is a tall centre-back, has experience of training with one of the best clubs in the world and is left-footed. Getting him in will be a clever piece of business, especially as it will be on a free transfer. If Rangers beat Celtic to getting his signature, that will also be a big boost for the Light Blues and director of football Allen.