The Daily Record has suggested that Glasgow Rangers should target Swansea City right-back Kyle Naughton this summer.
The 31-year-old currently plays for the Championship club, but he is out of contract this summer and, as such, the newspaper has suggested that the nine-time England U21 international could be perfect for Steven Gerrard’s side as they look to find an able back-up option for James Tavernier.
It is actually a very good suggestion. Naughton, at his age, has years of experience. He has played Premier League football as well as in the Championship, and even appeared in the Europa League during his time with Tottenham before moving to Wales.
Tavernier is fantastic going forward, with him amassing 15 assists last term, but it is often his defensive ability that has questioned. That, though, is where Naughton actually excels. He has regularly averaged over two tackles and 1.5 interceptions per match during his career and, this term, the Swans have conceded 1.16 goals per match with him in the starting XI compared to 1.18 without.
Would you like to sign Naughton?
Currently valued at £2.16m by Transfermarkt, signing him on a free transfer would represent a true transfer bargain during a time when it makes sense to be as clever in the transfer market as possible. As such, Ross Wilson and co would be mad not to look into a move for Naughton if the opportunity arises.
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