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Rangers: Dion Sanderson ‘looks like a Rangers signing’

Rangers: Dion Sanderson 'looks like a Rangers signing' - Rangers News

Former Glasgow Rangers defender Alan Hutton has claimed that Dion Sanderson ‘looks like a Rangers signing’ and has backed a potential move to Ibrox for the 23-year-old.

The Lowdown: Sanderson targeted by Rangers

According to Football Scotland, Sanderson does not have a January recall option at Wolves, meaning that Birmingham City would have to allow any potential sale to Rangers in this transfer window.

He is a target for the Premiership giants in January, with Ibrox scout John Park having been sent to watch him recently.

Wolves are looking for a transfer fee in the region of £3m to sell Sanderson, with Michael Beale on the lookout for defensive cover as Filip Helander is expected to leave the club following a long-term injury.

The Latest: Hutton backs Rangers move for Sanderson

Speaking to Football Insider, Hutton claims that Sanderson ‘looks like a Rangers signing’, adding that the 23-year-old ‘suits’ the mould of Beale’s teams.

The former Scotland right-back said: “I think if you look at the centre-half position at this moment in time, [Filip] Helander will probably leave, [John] Souttar can’t stay fit, [Ben] Davies is coming on to a game but he has got his injury problems. So it is Goldson plus one.

“I have seen a fair bit of him, he is a big aggressive centre-back, he likes to play with the ball, he can drive out and make things happen. So he suits that Michael Beale mould.

“He looks like a Rangers signing to me.”

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The Verdict: Defensive cover needed

As Hutton points out, both John Souttar and Ben Davies have struggled with injuries this season, while Helander’s contract expires in the summer, and at the moment there are no signs of him signing a new deal.

Therefore, Rangers need more cover in the centre of defence, and Sanderson would provide that.

Lauded as a “Rolls Royce” of a defender by current Hibernian boss Lee Johnson when he and the player were together at Sunderland, the 23-year-old boasts plenty of experience in English football, and he is someone Beale will know well having previously managed in the Championship with QPR.

Sanderson is enjoying a “magnificent” season on loan at Birmingham so far, according to his manager John Eustace, and would be a shrewd addition by the Light Blues at potentially just £3m.

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