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Rangers: Giovanni van Bronckhorst sets sight on Ben Jackson

Rangers: Giovanni van Bronckhorst sets sight on Ben Jackson -Rangers News

Glasgow Rangers and Giovanni van Bronckhorst have reportedly set their sights on signing left-back Ben Jackson in the January transfer window.

The Lowdown: Left-back conundrum

Van Bronckhorst has a bit of a conundrum in the left-back position, with both Borna Barisic and Ridvan Yilmaz fighting for the same spot.

The Croatian has been preferred in the Premiership, although he has been criticised for some of his performances this season.

Meanwhile, Yilmaz has been linked with a loan move away from Ibrox in January, which may suggest that Van Bronckhorst is not entirely happy with his left-back options at the moment.

The Latest: Jackson interest

As per Football Insider, Rangers have ‘set sights’ on signing Huddersfield Town defender Jackson and are ‘keeping tabs’ on his situation at the English Championship outfit, as his contract expires in 2024.

The Light Blues are making ‘regular checks’ on the 21-year-old’s progress and are ‘keen’ on strengthening their options at left-back.

The ‘super-quick’ Jackson is ‘highly regarded’ at the Terriers, so it may not be an easy deal to pull off.

The Verdict: Problem solved?

Jackson is no doubt a promising talent at 21, and he could potentially solve the Light Blues’ left-back problems for years to come given his abilities and his tender age.

The Englishman is averaging more tackles and clearances per game in the Championship than Barisic and Yilmaz are in the Scottish top flight, even for a Huddersfield team struggling at the bottom of the table.

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Jackson would need time to adapt to Scottish football, but he could end up being an astute signing in January if Rangers can lure him to Ibrox.

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