Former Rangers star wants Gers to move for defender watched by PL giants
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Former Rangers star wants Gers to move for defender watched by PL giants

Former Rangers star Andy Halliday thinks the Light Blues should move for in-demand Aberdeen defender Calvin Ramsay as a replacement for Nathan Patterson after club-record move to Everton earlier this month.

The Aberdeen full-back has been linked with the likes of Eintracht Frankfurt, Bologna, Manchester United, Newcastle, Leicester City and Watford and Halliday believes Rangers should look to bring the teen to Ibrox.

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With Leon Balogun and James Sands potential stand-ins at right-back should something happen to skipper James Tavernier, Halliday thinks the signing of Ramsay would help strengthen the Rangers defence.

“I don’t know if I’d want Balogun being back up going forward because he is a natural centre back,” Halliday said [Open Goal].

“I’m going to give you a name, Calvin Ramsay at Aberdeen. I like him.

“Football changes so quickly.

“You don’t know if a player like that does go and then James Tavernier breaks his leg tomorrow and he’s out for six months.

“If you’ve got Balogun in for St Mirren or Ross County at home that no disrespect, you’re expected to win, then fair enough.

“But if you’re going to Parkhead and Tavernier is injured or suspended? I know he did well in the game at Ibrox but there’s no doubt that every Rangers fan when they seen Balogun was right back was worried.”

Aberdeen owner Dave Cormack has admitted the Dons are braced for bids for the teenage defender but insists any offers would need to top the £3million Aberdeen pocketed from selling Scott McKenna to Nottingham Forest.

Meanwhile, a rival Premiership manager has suggested Rangers are unlikely to snap up transfer target during the January window.