Rangers fans react to links to Hearts defender John Souttar
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Rangers fans react to links to Hearts defender John Souttar

The Daily Record report that Rangers are considering a move for Hearts defender, John Souttar.
It’s suggested that the 22-year-old is high on Mark Allen’s list of priorities for the summer window.

Souttar vies with Alfredo Morelos at Ibrox. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

However, this would be no pre-contract move.
Souttar is tied to Tynecastle until summer 2022, therefore, it’ll take a significant fee to prise him away.
The 6ft 2′ centre-back is already experienced at club level and is a full Scotland international.

He has three senior Scotland caps, one of which came against Isreal in the Nations League. (Photo by Jack GUEZ / AFP) (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

He made over 60 league appearances for Dundee United between 2013 and 2016. Furthermore, he has accumulated 88 since joining Hearts three years ago.
According to the report, the Gers will scout him during today’s Scottish Cup semi-final.
It certainly makes sense for Rangers to be in the hunt for a centre-back.
They will be light in that area come the summer when Gareth McAuley’s contract expires and Joe Worrall’s heads back to parent club Nottingham Forest.

Worrall is unlikely to be at Rangers for much longer. (photo by David Young/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Additionally, it continues a clear policy to try to pick up the best-of-the-rest in the SPL.
Glen Kamara and Jordan Jones fall into that category, while Souttar is another established performer in the league.

Would he be worth a substantial fee, though?
Here’s what a selection of Bears think:
https://twitter.com/AlanPaton18/status/1116817579417460736


https://twitter.com/Chr1sMcLaughlin/status/1116823989668720640


https://twitter.com/AlwaysRangers/status/1116920962216161280
https://twitter.com/RangersBanter17/status/1116844828682330112

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