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Rangers must sign top-flight ace in form of his career to solve problem area

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Rangers have had more than a few injury problems this season – particularly in defence – and with the likes of Bruno Alves, David Bates and Fabio Cardoso potentially on the way out in the summer, the Gers must swoop for Hearts defender John Souttar and bring him to Ibrox.

The 21-year-old is enjoying the best form of his short career this season alongside Christophe Berra at the centre of the Hearts defence in Scotland’s top-flight and is exactly the type of player who would fit in perfectly for the Gers.

The former Dundee United youngster was a surprise omission from Alex McLeish’s first squad since returning as Scotland manager with many expecting him to be a shoo-in.

With the likes of Ross McCrorie and Aidan Wilson coming through the ranks at Ibrox there are a few talented young players already at the club who can slip straight into central defence but the addition of Souttar would be an extra boost for the Gers.

The talented 21-year-old has really impressed for Craig Levein’s side this season and is surely destined for bigger and better than Tynecastle and a move to Ibrox would help the Scotland Under-21 international continue to develop and perform at a higher level.

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Director of football Mark Allen could do much worse than getting Souttar to head across the M8 before Celtic or someone south of the border snap him up.

In other Rangers news, Graeme Murty is being tipped to take charge of an English club after a major development on Wednesday.

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