By Saikat Mandal

24th Nov, 2021 | 9:40am

Rangers target John Souttar prefers to move to England

Rangers target John Souttar prefers to try his luck south of the border, according to reports from the Daily Record.

The 25-year-old looks set to quit Hearts, and he is wanted by a host of clubs, including Rangers and Celtic.

There is growing interest in the Jambos defender who netted against Denmark in his international comeback last week.

The likes of Stoke City, Blackburn Rovers, Millwall, Middlesbrough, Luton, Queen’s Park Rangers, Birmingham, Blackpool and Preston have all expressed an interest to sign him.

Bargain deal

Souttar has a deal at the Tyneside club to the end of May 2022, and he is approaching the final few months of his contract.

At the moment, it seems like he is destined to leave the club. He can sign a pre-contact elsewhere from next month. Hearts can sell him in January or lose him for free next summer.

Souttar has established himself as an accomplished defender and impressed heavily for Scotland.

He would be a very good signing for the Gers. Rangers are struggling badly in defence, with the future of Connor Goldson remaining uncertain.

The likes of Filip Helander and Leon Balogun haven’t really impressed as well, and new recruitment in defence is required at Ibrox.

Souttar is in fantastic form and Rangers should look to snap him up in January at a bargain price.

However, a host of clubs are vying for his signature, and the “unreal” [Andy Newport, Daily Record] player appears to prefer a move to the south of the border as well.

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