The door has opened for Rangers to sign Vaclav Hladky after it was announced today he is quitting St Mirren, Football Insider understands.

This site revealed last month that the Light Blues have held preliminary talks with third parties to assess the 29-year-old Czech’s interest in joining them.

Ibrox sources have told Football Insider that Hladky would prefer a move to Glasgow to another of his principal suitors Sunderland.

Houston Dynamo are also tracking the former Czech Republic youth international, who’s available on a free transfer.

St Mirren released a statement today about their squad and explained Hladky will be leaving after rejecting their offer of a new contract.

Rangers are in the market for a new keeper after releasing Wes Foderingham and Jak Alnwick at the end of last month.

The club want an experienced shot-stopper to provide cover and competition for main man Allan McGregor.

Rangers’ recruitment team regard Hladky as one of the best goalkeepers in Scotland but are not totally convinced by his ability to command the box.

His form – an impressive 10 clean sheets in 30 Premiership games in the 2019-20 campaign – coupled with his availability does make him an attractive proposition.

 

McGregor, 38, signed a new contract last autumn that will keep him at Rangers until 2021.

He has been the undisputed first choice since Steven Gerrard took over as manager in the summer of 2018.

In other Rangers news, the club have been given a major transfer boost after “life changing move” reveal to Jim White.