Reported Rangers target Martin Skrtel has confirmed that his agents held talks with the Ibrox club over a move to Glasgow.

The towering Slovakian centre-half is a free agent after his contract expired at Fenerbahce.

He is a player that has been routinely linked to Ibrox since ex-Liverpool teammate Steven Gerrard took over at Rangers.

Martin Skrtel is a former Anfield teammate of Steven Gerrard’s. (Photo credit should read ANDREW YATES/AFP/Getty Images)

There have been numerous links to the defender, with the most recent being little under a month or so ago.

“There are offers but I’m not in a hurry to choose my new team,” Skrtel told Slovakian media, as quoted by the Daily Record.

“I have some criteria and I have to be patient.

 

“My agent made interviews with Basaksehir, Fenerbahce, Parma, Olympiacos and Glasgow Rangers. But I can’t say anything more for now.”

Rangers fans who were suspicious of the move will now breath a real sigh of relief after the club appears to have shifted their attention.

Rangers are reportedly close to signing Filip Helander for a fee of £3.5m from Serie A side Bologna.

Rangers appear to have turned their attention to Filip Helander instead. Swedish international Helander has made over 80 appearances in Serie A. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

At 26, the Swedish international centre-half is considerably younger than the 34-year-old Skrtel but represents a bigger financial outlay.

The player is said to be undergoing a medical at Ibrox today [Scottish Sun] with reports suggesting the move is nearing its completion.

Have something to tell us about this article?