Rangers director of football Mark Allen has confirmed the Gers are taking another look at US international Matt Polster.

The Chicago Fire star spent time on trial at Ibrox in December and has linked up with the squad again this week.

BRIDGEVIEW, IL - MARCH 06: Matt Polster #2 of the Chicago Fire advances the ball against the New York City FC at Toyota Park on March 6, 2016 in Bridgeview, Illinois.

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Polster’s Fire contract ended last month and the midfielder is free to move on.

Allen revealed that they were assessing Polster closely before deciding whether to offer a contract.

“It is one where this has to be a meeting of minds for everyone, it is not one way traffic,” Allen told the Daily Record.

ATLANTA, GA - OCTOBER 21: Chicago Fire defender Matt Polster (2) and Atlanta United forward Josef Martinez (7) during the MLS game between the Atlanta United and the Chicago Fire on October 21, 2018 at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA. Atlanta United FC secured a place in next year's CONCACAF Champions League with a 2-1 victory against the visiting Chicago Fire.

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“He has to look at it and say is Rangers for him and he have to say is he for Rangers. This week is just a further assessment before we make a decision.”

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Despite missing much of last season injured, Polster was a key player for Chicago under Veljko Paunovic.

The Men in Red want to keep Polster in Chicago but joining Steven Gerrard in Glasgow may prove too appealing.

 

Polster’s versatlity could count massively in his favour with the American comfortable at right-back or in midfield.

CARSON, CA - JANUARY 28: Matt Polster #15 of the United States battles Luka Menalo #19 of Bosnia & Herzegovina during the international friendly match between the United States and Bosnia & Herzegovina at the StubHub Center on January 28, 2018 in Carson, California.

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Although he only has one cap for the United States, there shouldn’t be any massive issues with getting a work permit sorted if a deal is offered.

Since being drafted by Chicago in 2015, Polster has made 91 appearances and reached the 2017 playoffs.

As Polster is a free agent, there’s no need for a deal to be done before the transfer window closes.

The American would be a smart addition to the squad and offer some more depth in a variety of roles.

It remains to be seen if a deal will be tabled but certainly seems likely.

Returning for a second stint on trial shows he’s obviously impressed and warranted another look.