Reliable journalist Alan Nixon has backed up reports of a potential Glasgow Rangers move for Ryan Porteous.
The Lowdown: Porteous to Rangers?
Speaking on Clyde Super Scoreboard (via The Scottish Sun), Clyde boss Jim Duffy has claimed that he has ‘heard’ that Porteous could be moving to Ibrox, after Hibernian confirmed that he will not be signing a new deal at the club, with his current contract set to expire in the summer.
The 4th Official add that the news of Porteous potentially moving to the Gers was passed onto them ‘last week’, so there seems to be some substance in the rumours.
The Latest: Nixon backs up reports
Replying to a supporter on Twitter, Nixon shared that he has also ‘heard a rumour’ that Porteous could be moving to the Light Blues, but added that Hibs would ‘rather sell down south’:
“Heard a rumour along those lines … think Hibs would rather sell down south if he’s off …”
The Verdict: Smart signing
With his contract up in the summer, Porteous would be a smart signing for the Teddy Bears, either on a free transfer in the summer, or for a cut-price in the January transfer window.
The six-foot-two colossus of course boasts plenty of experience in the Scottish Premiership, with over 100 appearances in the last six seasons (Transfermarkt).
He has been Hibernian’s standout performer in the division so far this season, ranking highly among his team-mates in terms of average aerial duels won, tackles, interceptions, clearances and blocks per game (WhoScored), and Rangers taking him from a rival would represent a shrewd piece of business.
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