Rangers director of football Mark Allen must swoop for Aberdeen defender Scott McKenna and bring the Scotland international to Ibrox in the summer.

McKenna, 21, made his debut for Scotland in the 1-0 defeat by Costa Rica on Friday night as he continues his meteoric rise over the last 12 months.

This time last year McKenna was team-mates with Rangers star Ross McCrorie on loan at Ayr United as both were struggling to get a look in at their respective sides but is now a first-pick for the Dons and full international.

The defender would be a fantastic addition to the Gers squad over the summer – particularly if the can ship out the likes of Bruno Alves and Fabio Cardoso – as they try to win their first Scottish Premiership title since 2011.

Subject of several failed January bids from Hull City, the youngster was recently rewarded for his excellent form with his a new Aberdeen contract although every player has a price.

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If the Gers can negotiate a good deal for McKenna – even including deadwood like Michael O’Halloran or Joe Dodoo – then it would be a perfect move to strengthen an area the Gers ave struggled in this season.

At only 21, McKenna could be a long-term partner to Ross McCrorie or David Bates in defence for the Light Blues and give the Gers a solid bade to build on.

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