Mozambique international defender Mexer has reportedly been offered a deal to come to Ibrox this summer, according to an STV report.

Reports surrounding the player have intensified this week as French media claimed Steven Gerrard flew to France to meet the Rennes defender. An image has since emerged of Steven Gerrard with the 30-year-old.

Now, it looks like Rangers have made their move and are eager for the player to join the ranks at Ibrox.

The STV report also backs up earlier reports that the player has been invited to Ibrox for Sunday’s Old Firm [originally Daily Record].

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French football journalist Rich Allen also claimed a deal was “getting closer” earlier in the week. Even current Rangers star and Mexer’s former teammate at Nacional, Daniel Candeias, has tried convincing the player to join.

Now it appears as if the decision is up to Mexer himself. And if he hasn’t yet made his mind up over a move to Ibrox, a trip to Govan for Sunday’s game might just be the tipping point.

The Old Firm derby is one of the world’s most raucous and one glimpse could have the African stopper hooked.

The big defender could represent a real coup by Rangers. (Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images)

As for the kind of player Rangers would be getting, a former SPL goalkeeper and Frenchman has been comparing the defender to an Ibrox cult hero [originally Daily Record].

The powerful stopper is currently a hero in Rennes after his equaliser inspired a giant-killing of PSG and a first French Cup win for the club since 1971.

But he is available on a pre-contract with his current deal at Roazhon Park expiring in the summer.

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