Signing Liverpool defender Nathaniel Clyne on a free transfer would be a “massive” statement from Rangers this summer, according to Alan Hutton.

The former Gers full-back, in an exclusive interview with Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, admits he is drooling at the thought of the England international fighting it out with current right-back James Tavernier.

As revealed exclusively by Football Insider, the Light Blues are weighing up a move for the 28-year-old when his £70,000-a-week contract at Anfield comes to an end this summer.

Hutton says that despite a lack of playing time due to a serious injury, Clyne would be a great addition which would demonstrate the club’s huge ambition.

Hutton told Football Insider“Massive, we’re talking about an international player. Yes, he’s had his ups and downs, his problems within his career but he’s still pretty young.

“We know how good he can be, he was a regular for Liverpool for a long time. His qualities are there for all to see.

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“Getting a player like that shows the direction Rangers are wanting to go – a top-quality player would add so much talent to the squad already. It would be a big test for Tavernier if he was to come in. 

“It would be a great fight – two top-quality players fighting for the jersey.”

Clyne has not played at all this season after suffering a cruciate ligament injury in pre-season last summer.

His last competitive appearance came back in May 2019 while on loan at Bournemouth, where he played 89 minutes against Crystal Palace.

In other Rangers news, Hutton has urged he club to seal a deal for a boyhood bear out of contract this summer.