Reported Rangers target John Souttar could replace Grant Hanley, following the defender’s withdrawal from the latest Scotland squad due to injury.

Hanley, who was such a vital part of the Scotland team at Euro 2020, finds himself out of the upcoming matches against Moldova and Denmark [Daily Record].

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Grant Hanley of Norwich City and Kenny McLean of Norwich City pose with the Sky Bet Championship trophy. (Photo by Chloe Knott – Danehouse/Getty Images)

Ibrox has been touted as Souttar’s next destination. With Goldson’s contract scenario still not settled and an injury to Helander, he would be a welcome addition.

The world of Twitter also seems to think a Souttar call-up would be the best possible outcome for Scotland.

RONALDO NEEDS TO STOP WHINING.

These reactions prove how highly the young defender is rated and although he only has three caps to his name, he would be more than able to fit effortlessly into the side to face Moldova and Denmark.

Souttar made his first-team debut for Dundee Utd aged just 16 years and 99 days, in turn becoming their youngest ever player.

However, in his last appearance for Scotland, he was sent off following two bookings in a 2-1 defeat against Israel. He hasn’t been called up since due to injury.

His performances for Hearts this season have been excellent, scoring three goals in ten league matches in addition to defending solidly.

Reported Rangers target John Souttar vies with Alfredo Morelos in 2018. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

With the Rangers’ defence showing little of the steel and resilience that was evident in our unbeaten league season last year, a fresh injection of talent might be invaluable.

Souttar has shown the maturity to come back from numerous injuries which have hampered his early career. He seems to be coming into his own this season and a Scotland call up would be more than merited.

Meanwhile, Rangers have released a new range of Castore merchandise to coincide with the clubs 150th anniversary

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