By Alan Hutton

11th Jan, 2022 | 4:40pm

Siegrist tipped to snub English move to sign for Rangers after offer submitted - ex-teammate

Alan Hutton has suggested Dundee United goalkeeper Benjamin Siegrist would “jump at the chance” to join Rangers.

The former Gers defender and Rangers TV pundit, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, suggested the 29-year-old could be the solution to the Light Blues’ “strange” goalkeeping dilemma.

As reported by the Daily Mail (10 January), Rangers are planning to table a pre-contract offer to the goalkeeper as he heads into the final six months of his contract.

The report claims Siegrist also has interest from Premier League side Southampton as well as Germany, France and Belgium.

Rangers’ interest comes with both Allan McGregor and Jon McLaughlin out of contract at the end of the season.

Hutton, who was teammates with Siegrist at Aston Villa, suggested the Swiss shot-stopper would love to make a move to Ibrox.

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Hutton told Football Insider’s Russell Edge: “The Rangers situation is a bit of a strange one.

“We don’t know what’s happening with Allan McGregor yet. McLaughlin, who is McGregor’s understudy, his contract is set to be up, too.

“They have to plan for the future. Siegrist, at 29, has still got a lot of years ahead of him.

“He’s shown he’s very capable in big moments, so it’s worth having a look at.

“I’m pretty sure Benji would jump at the chance to go to Rangers. It might work for both parties.”

McGregor, 39, has remained Rangers’ first-choice keeper after penning a one-year extension last year.

Siegrist has played 124 times for Dundee United since joining in 2018.

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