By support

7th Jun, 2018 | 11:19am

Rangers must launch stunning swoop for PL defensive colossus and trigger release clause


West Brom defender Jonny Evans is set to leave The Hawthorns this summer after a £3.5million release clause in his contract was activated following the Baggies relegation from the Premier League – and Rangers must make a move for the Northern Irishman.

According to the Sun, Leicester are closing in on a deal to sign Evans but if the Gers move quickly they could add a proven, quality defender to their ranks for a bargain price.

Evans would be a fantastic addition to the Gers squad and would bring a wealth of experience to a defence that struggled last season.

The Northern Irishman also has a fair idea about the Old Firm rivalry and wouldn’t need brought up to speed with just how important a game it is – and the position the Gers have been in recently.

While the former Manchester United ace would likely prefer to remain in the Premier League, the chance to come to Ibrox and compete for trophies would surely be a big appeal to him.

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A move to Ibrox could also give Evans a fantastic platform to earn himself a move to one of the Premier League top six clubs rather than languishing in mid-table with the likes of Leicester.

Wages could prove a stumbling block but a move for Evans would be a real statement of intent from the Gers going into Gerrard’s first season in charge.

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