Souttar tipped to reject Forest in favour of 'huge' Rangers move after source reveal - Campbell
Hearts defender John Souttar will likely turn down Nottingham Forest in favour of a move to Rangers, according to Kevin Campbell.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Arsenal striker claimed the “huge draw” of playing for the Scottish Premiership champions would be too much for the 25-year-old to turn down.
Souttar is out of contract at the end of the season and could sign a pre-contract with a club south of the border from January.
A recruitment source has told Football Insider that Nottingham Forest are looking to sign the centre-back but Rangers and Stoke City are also keeping tabs on him.
Campbell, who’s son Tyrese plays with John Souttar’s brother Harry at Stoke, suggested either move would be great for John.
“John scored a big goal for Scotland in the week which will only have attracted more interest. He is a very good player.
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“Look, Forest and Rangers are both massive clubs. At the end of the day, he‘s Scottish so the draw of playing for Rangers will be huge for him. I think he’d struggle to turn them down. To be linked with them will be an honour for him I’m sure.
“However, if he was to come down to England and play in the Championship he would given himself more exposure. To play in the Championship would be a great opportunity but I think he’d prefer a move to Rangers.
“I just think the lure of playing for the Scottish champions and playing Champions League football would be too enticing.”