By Mike Slater

28th May, 2022 | 11:00am

John Souttar to be confirmed as Rangers player in coming days, was at Ibrox on Friday

John Souttar will be confirmed as a Rangers player in the coming days, according to Vital Rangers.

Graeme Hanna, followed by official club partners Heart and Hand, has reported that the Scotland international was at Ibrox on Friday after he signed a pre-contract with the Bears back in January.

That move is now expected to be confirmed imminently, with Souttar making introductions and completing interviews as part of his announcement.

Souttar’s contract officially runs out at Hears at the end of this month.

That will then leave no obstacles for Rangers to announce the defender as an official player at Ibrox moving into next season and kicking off their arrivals.

The announcement could be made on the first day of June next Wednesday, with Giovanni van Bronckhorst moving quickly to secure his services back in January.

With Connor Goldson expected to leave once his contract expires, it looks as though the Scotland international will come in to plug that gap at Ibrox.

The start.

It was a great business to get Souttar sorted back in January, and his arrival should hopefully kickstart an influx of new signings this summer at Ibrox.

The defender was likely getting the formalities out of the way before he meets up with the Scotland squad ahead of what could be a huge couple of weeks for the country.

Souttar has had his injury worries this season, but he proved just how influential he can be when putting in a brilliant display against none other than Rangers in the Scottish Cup final.

Giovanni van Bronckhorst will no doubt have had one eye on the performance of his incoming signing in that game and will have been very impressed.

With the potential of Champions League football through qualifications this summer, Souttar will hope for big success with Scotland before bringing that back to his new club.

This is one to keep an eye on over the next week.

In other Rangers news, One 25-year-old could now be deemed as surplus to requirements at Ibrox this season