Rangers must move as multiple rivals reportedly keen on Halkett
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Rangers must move as multiple rivals reportedly keen on Halkett

A report in the Daily Record, via the Express, claims that Hearts have made a move for Livingston captain, Craig Halkett.
Furthermore, Aberdeen and Hibernian, are also said to be interested.

Halkett scored against Dundee at the weekend. (photo by David Young/Action Plus via Getty Images)

It’s not just SPL clubs, either.

The report goes on to state that he’s on the radar of Portsmouth, Bradford and Doncaster, too.
The centre-back is out of contract in the summer and therefore, a pre-contract agreement is possible.

Rangers should make a move

Halkett spent his youth career with the Gers, before leaving in 2016.
Since joining Livi, he has helped them to an impressive two promotions. Not only that, but he is club captain at the age of just 23.

The 6ft centre-back challenges Scott Sinclair during November’s 0-0 draw at the Tony Macaroni. (photo by Vagelis Georgariou/Action Plus via Getty Images)

This season was always going to be a test for the Lions.

They have significantly less financial resources to draw upon compared to many other SPL clubs, for starters.
Yet, while they have struggled of late, they proved many wrong during the first half of the season.
Their relative success was built on a strong defence which Halkett leads.
You don’t keep clean sheets at home to both Old Firm clubs (or eleven overall) without your centre-halves having something about them.

He struggled to contain Alfredo Morelos in a 3-0 defeat last month, but then again, who hasn’t. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

A commanding and physical defender, he might not be the finished product yet, but he’s a player.
With Joe Worrall’s loan expiring in the summer, Steven Gerrard will need reinforcements.
Halkett, would be a strong, cost efficient option.
If they don’t make contact soon though, he may end up with a rival.