Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Rangers monitoring 26-year old EPL defender; reports



Following hot on the heels of the advanced negotiations with Allan McGregor, fellow ex-Ranger Kyle Bartley has popped up from nowhere as someone Rangers are said to be monitoring.

The colossal 26-year old stopper left Rangers in 2012, his spell in Govan having been a loan from Arsenal, before the former England youth international moved on to his current gig Swansea city, for whom he has over 20 English Premier League appearances.

Far more experienced in the Championship, Rangers fans will remember Bartley for that crunching tackle on Celtic’s Scott Brown, and while he was hardly Paolo Maldini otherwise, many would argue a solid EPL/EC experienced defender who knows exactly what it’s like at Ibrox would be a decent addition to the squad.

That all said, the Englishman has a deal tying him to the Swans until 2021 so unless Carlos Carvalhal is happy to let him go on a low price deal, negotiations could be tricky if Rangers’ interest is serious about taking him from the Liberty Stadium.

Another issue exists too – Bartley spent a lot of this season AWOL from Swansea’s match day squad with a dreadful knee ligament rupture – his fitness could well be in question.

But if Rangers’ interest is followed up, it all depends on Carvalhal’s desire to keep him at the Liberty stadium, or if the Swans wish to cut their losses and let him move back north.

8 comments:

  1. He came to us as a young lad with lots of potential - and has failed to kick on since. Hope this is nonsense as he is no better than our current options.

    Find me a Swansea fan who would miss him....

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  2. Hope this Deal Happens!!
    LOVE Kyle Bartley 💙⚽
    Been wanting us to Sign him Permantly since the Day he Left

    Would be an Absolute Monster at the Back!
    Great Signing if it gets done 🤔

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  3. The full roumer is Warnock instructed Allen to get McGregor McCarther and Bartley in place as he's getting a 2 year deal in the summer!?
    OMG let the madness begin, IN UR going to be busy busy!!!

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  4. Good signing proven and Ibrox aware but not sure if he would take the step back in class and drop in wages lets be honest

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    1. Agree with You Bill probably wouldnt take the Wage Cut 🤔

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  5. Yes he’s been injured most this season but last season he was a standout performer for Leeds who just missed out on the playoffs.. I’d have him in a heartbeat but it could be a seasons loan with the option to buy...

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  6. would take Bartley back ,must be a lot more experienced now and better
    than what we have got

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