Rangers have made contact with the agent of Watford goalkeeper Daniel Bachmann with a view to a summer move, it has been confirmed.
The 24-year-old is currently on a season-long loan with Scottish Premiership side Kilmarnock where he has established himself as the number one after starting the campaign on the bench.
Speaking to Austrian outlet LAOLA1, the goalkeeper revealed that Rangers had made contact with his representatives.
“There has been contact with my English agent, but now I am concentrating solely on Kilmarnock,” Bachmann said.
“From June I am a Watford player again and I want to succeed in the Premier League. At the moment I am only concerned with achieving our goals with Kilmarnock.”
Football Insider verdict:
Bachmann’s story is an intriguing one. He was a child prodigy but has played little senior football despite turning 24 last summer, and his career wa flatlining until he grabbed the opportunity handed to him at Kilmarnock in November. The former Austria Under-21 international has grabbed it with each of his bucket hands, keeping 10 clean sheets in 22 matches for the SPL high flyers. He is due to return to parent club Watford in the summer, when he will enter the final 12 months of his contract. The Hornets have a choice – do they extend the contract of the former Stoke City man or sell him at the last point when they can expect to secure a reasonable fee? There is the possibility they could look to do both. Rangers are likely to be in the market for a new senior keeper, with Wes Foderingham surely set to head back south of the border after playing second fiddle to Allan McGregor all season. Bachmann could be a fine replacement, who can deputise for veteran McGregor with a view to eventually taking over as number one.
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