Rangers have held preliminary talks over Hladky but have doubts

By Wayne Veysey

15th Apr, 2020 | 10:00am

29-yr-old keen on joining Rangers after preliminary talks held - Ibrox Sources

Rangers are closely monitoring St Mirren ace Vaclav Hladky but are not convinced he is the answer to their goalkeeping conundrum, Football Insider understands.

The Light Blues have identified the 29-year-old Czech as they look to take advantage of his imminent free agent status.

Ibrox sources have told Football Insider that the club have been keeping close tabs on Hladky this season and have held preliminary talks with third parties to ascertain his interest in a move to Glasgow.

The Czech Republic youth international has let it be known that he is keen on swapping the Paisley club for the Light Blues.

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

One thing in the St Mirren man’s favour is he will be available for a free transfer when his contract expires at the end of June.

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Rangers are also keeping close tabs on other keeper targets include Preston North End’s Declan Rudd, whose deal is also due to expire in two months.

Foderingham is expected to quit Ibrox this summer after being pushed to the fringes since Allan McGregor was signed in the summer of 2018.

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

The Scottish giant are in the market for a proven keeper who can back up the veteran Scot and eventually become the first choice in Steven Gerrard’s side.

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