Rangers must do all they can to tie up a deal for Wolverhampton Wanderers left-back Barry Douglas with just 12-months remaining before the table-toppers can trigger their one year option.
The 28-year-old Scot has been a mainstay in Nuno Espirito Santo’s all-conquering side this season and with promotion to the Premier League all but mathematically secured, he has an opportunity to test himself in one of the best leagues in the world.
BBC pundit Tam McManus rated the defender as one of the top three left-backs in Europe on his official Twitter account, after Andy Robertson and Kieran Tierney.
Rangers are in desperate need of resolving their issues in the left full-back position and in Douglas, they’d be getting a fine, if not better replacement for the eternally crocked Lee Wallace.
The Gers captain has been out of action since September due to a groin injury and has returned to training but is yet to play for the first-team.
Graeme Murty would have his work cut out to convince the defender that a switch to the Scottish Premiership would be an option but the Light Blues are on the up and if they can go one step further by winning the title next season, then Douglas has the prospect of playing in the Champions League – something all players dream of.
In other Rangers news, Gers 24-year-old must learn to handle criticism if he is going to last at Ibrox.