Rangers TV pundit drops Siegrist training ground reveal as Ibrox transfer plan reported
Alan Hutton has insisted Dundee United goalkeeper Benjamin Siegrist would be a welcome addition to the Rangers dressing room.
The former Gers defender and Rangers TV pundit, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, heralded the 29-year-old’s attitude after working with him at Aston Villa.
As reported by the Daily Mail on Monday (10 January), Rangers are preparing to offer Siegrist a pre-contract deal to seal his signing on a free transfer.
The Dundee United star reportedly has interest from the Premier League, Germany, France and Belgium.
Hutton worked alongside Siegrist as the shot-stopper was coming through the youth ranks at Aston Villa.
He insisted the Swiss star’s quality, attitude and work ethic would make him an excellent addition on and off the pitch.
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Hutton told Football Insider’s Russell Edge: “Look, he’s a guy I know well. He was obviously at Aston Villa when I was there.
“He’s a big, imposing figure. When he was at Villa, he had to leave to showcase his talents somewhere else. He has bounced about a little bit and finally found a home at Dundee United.
“I’ve watched his progress. He has done ever so well. Come up with big saves at big moments and has proved himself at that level, which is good for him.
“He was quite quiet at the time. I think you need to remember he was a young boy trying to make his way into the first team.
“He kind of went about his own business. Very down to earth, very level headed. Trained really hard and worked afterwards, whether in the gym or on things he needed to work on.
“A really good mentality. You’d like to think that he would fit in well at a club like Rangers.”
Siegrist joined Villa’s youth setup in 2009 but never made a first-team appearance before leaving in 2016.
He spent two years at Swiss outfit FC Vaduz before joining Dundee United.