Rangers could have made not one but two January signings from Hearts, according to ESPN commentator Mark Donaldson, who was speaking on the Scarves Around the Funnel podcast.
The Ibrox side managed to secure the services of Hearts defender John Souttar on a pre-contract agreement, and it was unknown whether the Gers were going to offer a fee in order to bring him in quicker.
Although it may have been double business as Stephen Kingsley was apparently looked at by Ross Wilson and co ahead of another pre-contract deal before he signed on to stay at Hearts.
Rangers could have made a double swoop on Premiership rivals Hearts in January
Wilson was at Falkirk at the same time as Kingsley and a friendship developed, which was obviously a key factor ahead of any potential move.
“He is close friends with Ross Wilson at Rangers, they know each other from their days at Falkirk,” said Donaldson [Scarves Around the Funnel].
“That was something that was discussed, I’m led to believe, at Ibrox.
“It might’ve been a down the road thing if he wasn’t going to sign a new deal or whatever.”
It might not have been a bad move, as Rangers were currently struggling in the left-back position at the time.
Although the move would potentially have occurred in the summer, there could have been scope for Kingsley to come in during January and make an impression. With Borna Barisic struggling and Bassey filling in at centre back, there could have been a big opportunity.
Unfortunately, we will never know as the player has since signed a new contract at Hearts and should continue to do well for them as they aim to finish in the third spot.