By Wayne Veysey

8th Jul, 2020 | 7:00am

Rangers 27-yr-old opens talks to join club for 6-figure fee - Ibrox Sources

Rangers defender Matt Polster has opened talks over a six-figure transfer to New England Revolution.

The USA international, 27, has been targeted by the MLS side ahead of the season restarting in the States following the lockdown.

Ibrox sources have told Football Insider that discussions are taking place between the club and New England Revolution over the terms of the deal.

The MLS club are willing to pay £300,000 rising to £400,0000 for the defender who has spent the last 18 months at Rangers.

Polster, who is primarily a right-back, has made just 10 appearances for the Light Blues with James Tavernier the clear first choice in that position.

Rangers had intended to keep hold of the defender after releasing Jon Flanagan when his contract expired at the end of May.

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But Steven Gerrard is willing to give the green light for Polster to leave.

The manager has high hopes for Ibrox rising star Nathan Patterson, who is expected to be promoted to the role of Tavernier’s back-up in the new campaign.

Rangers could then look to recruit another young right-back to provide cover and competition.

Polster was signed by Rangers on a free from Chicago Fire in January 2019 and was handed a two-and-a-half year deal that still has 12 months remaining.

He was given some match action when Tavernier underwent appendix surgery earlier this year and started three matches before he was soon back on the sidelines.

In other Rangers news, it can be REVEALED that the club are likely to accept a £12million bid for star.

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