Rangers have sent scouts to watch Premier League defender, £5M

Rangers have sent scouts to watch Premier League defender, £5M
MIDDLESBROUGH, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 05: Birmingham player Dion Sanderson challenges Middlesbrough player Duncan Watmore during the Sky Bet Championship between Middlesbrough and Birmingham City at Riverside Stadium on October 05, 2022 in Middlesbrough, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Rangers’ January window has begun in earnest after Director of Football Ross Wilson and chief scout John park took in Wolves’ on-loan 23-year stopper Dion Sanderson and Birmingham City as his side went down 0-1 to former Gers favourite Greg Docherty’s Hull.

The versatile defender, capable of slotting in at RB on occasion as well, is said to have a market value in the region of approaching £5M but despite being a Wolves man, has never made any Premier League appearances for the Molineux side.

League One and Championship is his CV, and with Rangers’ defensive options still somewhat lacking, he is regarded as a promising one who could come in this month if the conditions are right.

Rangers’ state of play at the rearguard is definitely a lot better than it was – Connor Goldson and Ben Davies are installed as the first-choice duo, with James Sands and Leon King as the depth, but neither of the latter options are regarded as good enough cover, and Filip Helander and John Souttar remain unavailable for the foreseeable future.

So Anderson would be desirable, admittedly, along with quite a few other defensive options out there as possible signings who could come in this month.

Is he good enough? Well, the club’s recent track record for defenders is utterly ghastly, with Ben Davies only now starting, after 6 months, to look like a solution, while Souttar, Ridvan Yilmaz, now-departed Zukowski and last winter’s addition of James Sands really don’t inspire confidence in Rangers signings at the back.

So, we’ll merely keep an open mind on this one and hope this addition, should it happen, doesn’t follow the pattern of recent transfers in that area.

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