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Rangers: John Souttar swoop would help Gerrard improve upon departing Joe Worrall

Rangers: John Souttar swoop would help Gerrard improve upon departing Joe Worrall

Joe Worrall’s Ibrox days have come to an end. That much is a fact and the Gers will have mixed feelings about his time at the club. His form has certainly been up and down, and the negative points are a lot easier to pick out. However, as he leaves, a new man will have to come in, and according to Football Insider, that man could be John Souttar.

The Hearts defender is going to be leaving Tynecastle Park after a three and a half year stint with the Jam Tarts, and after first making the step up from Dundee United to Hearts, he’s now set to make yet another step up in the domestic scene in Scotland to sign for Steven Gerrard’s Rangers. The Gers will be fighting off interest from Derby County for the 22-year-old’s signature, and it would be a good move.

Not only does Joe Worrall need replacing, but the experienced and mostly unused defender Gareth McAuley will also be leaving Ibrox this summer at the end of his one-year deal with the Bluenoses, leaving yet another gap at the back that Stevie G needs to fill. That’s where Souttar would come in, as a replacement to fill the place of both of the departing defenders, and he’s more than capable of doing so.

The young centre-half has impressed at Hearts and has a Transfermarkt valuation of just £1.13 million, so if Gerrard is to fork out on the impressive youngster then it shouldn’t set the Ibrox club back too much either. In the report from Football Insider, it also claims that George Edmunson could also be set to come in at Ibrox, which would make a smart pairing that could last for years to come.

Rangers fans, would you be happy to sign John Souttar? Comment below!

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