Rangers likely to move for out of contract St Mirren star this week - report
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Rangers likely to move for out of contract St Mirren star this week - report

The Sunday Post reports that Rangers are likely to move for St Mirren goalkeeper Vaclav Hladky this week as they look to sign a backup for Allan McGregor.

The 29-year-old signed for the Buddies in January 2019 on an 18-month deal which will soon expire and it’s said that multiple clubs are interested in his signature.

Rangers are said to be interested in St Mirren goalkeeper Vaclav Hladky. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Hladky’s current manager, Jim Goodwin, recently admitted on BBC Sportsound that multiple Scottish clubs were amongst the possible suitors. 

Now, the Sunday Post is reporting that Hladky heads the list to replace Wes Foderingham as the no.2 at Ibrox, with contact set to be made this week.

It’s claimed that EFL League One club Sunderland and Houston Dynamo of the MLS are two of the other interested parties.

Rangers need reinforcements with Wes Foderingham soon set to leave the club. (Photo by Lynne Cameron/Getty Images)

Verdict

Last week, when Rangers announced the imminent departures of both Wes Foderingham and Jak Alnwick, it was clear that reinforcements would need to be brought in.

Andy Firth is still on the books but isn’t at a high enough level to challenge McGregor, while Scotland youth international Robby McCrorie impressed at Queen of the South and Livingston across the 2019/20 season but may require more loan spells to build up experience.

In contrast, Hladky is an established goalkeeper who has a strong Premiership record.

Just a few months after arriving in Paisley he was the hero of St Mirren’s playoff victory over Dundee United and last season, he registered the fourth-highest number of clean sheets in the top-flight, with ten.

At just over 6ft 2″ he has plenty of physical presence and is an excellent shot-stopper. There won’t be many better free transfers out there.