Middlesbrough defender Djed Spence would be a “smart signing” for Rangers this summer given his versatility and age, according to Paul Robinson.

The former Spurs and England goalkeeper, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, claimed the 20-year-old would likely be interested in a move to Glasgow with Steven Gerrard “building something special” at Ibrox.

According to ESPN, the Gers, Wolves and Everton have set their sights on the Boro full-back ahead of the summer transfer window.

It is reported that Middlesbrough will listen to bids in excess of £5million for the young defender.

Spence has made 40 appearances for the Championship club this season, playing as a right-back and on the right-hand side of midfield.

When asked by Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs for his assessment of Spence’s future, Robinson said: “Spence has done well this season.

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“It’s always great to have versatile players in your squad and Spence is certainly one of those.

“He’s a great age and has a lot of experience already for someone so young. I think he’d be a great signing for Rangers.

“I’m sure he’d be interested if offered the chance to work with Steven Gerrard. They’re building something special up there.” 

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Spence has made 65 appearances for Middlesbrough since his debut in August 2018.

The Englishman has just over two years remaining on his contract at the Riverside, having put pen to paper on a new deal in February of last year.

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