Prem star interesting Rangers linked to drastic Championship move after major brother blow
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Rangers target John Souttar is currently on Championship side's radar

Rangers target John Souttar has been recently linked with a move to Championship side Stoke after his brother Harry suffered a serious injury on international duty.

Rangers have been linked with the current Hearts defender for a potential move as his contract expires at the end of the season.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – OCTOBER 07: John Souttar of Heart of Midlothian vies with Alfredo Morelos of Rangers during the Scottish Ladbrokes Premiership match between Rangers and Hearts at Ibrox Stadium on October 7, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The Ibrox side might face stiff competition from Championship side Stoke, however, with the English side wanting the Scot to assist in their promotion charge.


John Souttar has been in fantastic form this season, scoring three times for Hearts, including a late winner over Celtic.

This earned him an international recall as Grant Hanley’s replacement for the recent qualifiers. The defender never made it onto the pitch in Scotland’s 2-0 win over Moldova which secured a World Cup playoff spot.

With Rangers defensive problems this season, combined with both Connor Goldson and Leon Balogun both coming out of contract come the end of the season, he would be an excellent addition to the squad.

With Stoke currently doing well in the Championship, could playing in the Premier League tempt the Scot to consider a move down south? Time will tell, and if his fantastic form continues, then Rangers may have a challenge on their hands.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – SEPTEMBER 07: Thorgan Hazard of Belgium and John Souttar of Scotland during the International Friendly match between Scotland and Belgium on September 7, 2018 in Glasgow, United Kingdom. (Photo by Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images)

Souttar could make his fourth Scotland appearance in the national side’s final World Cup qualifier against Denmark on Monday evening. With a few players one caution away from a suspension, Steve Clarke may rejig his starting XI.

Nathan Patterson is one player who is suspended for Scotland against Denmark and after his performance against Moldova, he will be missed.


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