Rangers: Gers scout Dion Sanderson ahead of potential Ibrox move
Glasgow Rangers have reportedly scouted central defender Dion Sanderson ahead of a potential move to Ibrox.
The Lowdown: ‘Magnificent’ season
Sanderson is enjoying a ‘magnificent’ season on loan at Birmingham City so far, according to his manager John Eustace, who claimed that he is a ‘Premier League centre-half’ playing in the Championship.
The Englishman is ranking highly among his team-mates for aerial duels won and average tackles, clearances, interceptions and blocks per game (WhoScored), and could now be on the move again.
The Latest: Rangers scout Sanderson
As per Football Scotland, Sanderson does not have a January recall option at Wolves, meaning that Birmingham would have to allow any potential sale to the Gers.
He is a target for them in this window, with 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, as Michael Beale is on the lookout for defensive cover with Filip Helander expected to leave following a long-term injury.
The Verdict: Get it done
Sanderson would certainly be a smart signing by the Teddy Bears considering the injury problems that they have had at the back this campaign.
Hailed as a ‘Rolls Royce‘ of a defender by now Hibernian manager Lee Johnson when he and the player were together at Sunderland, the six-foot-two colossus boasts plenty of experience in English football at the tender age of just 23.
Like John Lundstram and Tom Lawrence among others, Sanderson is capable of making the switch to the Scottish Premiership, and £3m should be an affordable price for Rangers.