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27th Mar, 2018 | 6:00am

Potential Rangers defensive exodus can be ailed with swoop for 6ft 4in colossus


Rangers director of football Mark Allen must swoop to bring Cedric Kipre to Ibrox in the summer to beef up their struggling defence.

The Motherwell defender’s performances for the Fir Park side won him a call-up to the Ivory Coast squad to play Togo and Moldova this week.

Allen could see a huge turnover of central defenders at Ibrox this summer with as many as four of the current squad leaving at the end of the season.

Bruno Alves, Fabio Cardoso, Russell Martin and David Bates could all be on the way out this summer and Kipre would be a fantastic addition to the Light Blues squad.

The former PSG and Leicester defender has been sensational in claret and amber since his arrival in the summer, playing 40 matches for the Steelmen.

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Kipré will join the likes of Manchester United’s Eric Bailly, Serge Aurier of Tottenham Hotspur and AC Milan’s Franck Kessie in Kamara Ibrahim’s squad.

The 6ft 4in colossus has really impressed since his arrival in Scotland last summer and wouldn’t likely cost the Ibrox giants a huge sum and should be high on Allen’s shopping list.

Kipre’s rise at Motherwell has been spectacular and is a perfect fit for what the Gers need this summer to launch a title challenge next season.

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