Rangers must bin senior player and sign up 6ft 2 PL powerhouse reportedly available in summer


Rangers are going to have to continue clearing out the flops that Pedro Caixinha welcomed to Ibrox this summer and one of those who simply must go is Bruno Alves.

Alves, 36, has been a complete drain on resources in Govan with him said to be one of the club’s top earners.

However the senior defender simply has not made himself look anywhere near worth the money on the pitch and even though he will have a year left on his deal at Rangers, director of football Mark Allen must bin him and see if he was to mutually terminate his contract.

That will mean that the Light Blues will need another centre-back in their side and the perfect replace for Alves is West Ham powerhouse James Collins, who is reportedly available in the summer transfer window.

Reliable West Ham news site Claret & Hugh claims that Collins, 34, will be allowed to leave the London Stadium at the end of the season when his contract expires.

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Even though he is getting on, the former Aston Villa and Wales defender is still playing at a decent level and Hammers fans will be gutted to see him leave.

Collins, who stands at 6ft 2in tall, would be ideal for Rangers and could be their new Clint Hill.

The Welshman can be an absolute brick wall at times and is also partial to the odd goal having scored once in his 12 Premier League appearances this term.

Allen will have a lot of work to do in the summer but one deal he must absolutely get done is a free transfer for Collins.

In other Rangers news, Celtic are in the running to sign this former Light Blues player in a shock summer transfer.

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