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Rangers: Journalist talks up possible Wesley Hoedt move

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Wesley Hoedt ‘probably would fit the bill’ as a Connor Goldson replacement at Rangers. 

That’s according to freelance journalist Pete O’Rourke, who was speaking to Give Me Sport.

The lowdown

Goldson is out of contract at the end of this season and Football Insider reported at the start of this month that, as per an Ibrox source, he had rejected the offer of a new deal in Glasgow. The former Brighton defender is apparently intent on testing himself in the Premier League once more.

Meanwhile, Hoedt permanently left Southampton in the summer to join Belgian outfit Anderlecht, having had loan spells at Celta Vigo, Royal Antwerp and Lazio. The 27-year-old penned a four-year contract and is valued at £3.6m by Transfermarkt.

The Dutchman has been named as a target for the Gers by the Daily Record (as relayed by Ibrox News) ahead of the winter transfer window.

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O’Rourke has claimed that the Gers will be putting together a shortlist of centre-backs who they could pursue if Goldson leaves, and Hoedt may be among those lined up.

The journalist told Give Me Sport: “I’m sure they are drawing up potential replacements for Goldson, and I think Hoedt probably would fit the bill.”

The verdict

Hoedt has experience of some of Europe’s top leagues, having made 65 Serie A appearances and played 41 times in the Premier League during his career. He has also been capped six times by Netherlands, although his last international outing was in March 2017.

While Southampton ultimately decided to offload him, he won some plaudits for his displays in England. For example, Liverpool’s hugely successful manager Jurgen Klopp hailed him as a ‘really, really good player’.

For a reasonable fee at the age of 27, he could be a smart pick-up by Rangers, especially if Goldson flies the coop next year.

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