Rangers move for John Souttar may be the logical choice for the defender
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Rangers move for John Souttar may be the logical choice for the defender

Rangers’ recent interest in Hearts defender John Souttar could prove to be a logical move for the 25-year-old Scottish international.

Souttar is hot property at the moment, with various sides looking to secure the services of the player as his contract expires at the end of the season.

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With Rangers reportedly getting ready to make their move for the defender [TheHerald] there are English Championship teams looking to tempt the player down south.

Both Stoke City [DailyRecord] and Blackburn Rovers have shown interest in Souttar recently [TheScotsman].

Although a move to the Championship sounds appealing, with the vast riches and chance to play against the elite in the Premier League if his club is promoted, a move to Rangers would be the logical decision.

Firstly, the chance to play regular European football is not something he will get down in England, at least not initially. With the Gers in prime position to retain our title, then we could be playing in the Champions League group stages next season, a perfect example to show how good he is.

The chance of winning trophies every season is surely part of the allure of joining a club the size of Rangers. He may well be paid more down south, yet the chances of trophies are relatively slim.

The 25-year-old has significantly impressed this season, playing 22 games in all competitions, and scoring three goals for the Jambos as they have settled back into top-flight life well.

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A move to the Ibrox side would work well for both parties, Souttar gets a chance to improve and play for the best team in the country, whereas Rangers secure a solid defender who knows the league and could slot straight into the starting XI.

Meanwhile, new recruit James Sands may have to wait to make his Rangers debut as three important World Cup qualifiers loom ahead for the USA.

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