Rangers look set to bolster their backline by signing Greek international and AEK Athens defender Vassilis Lambropoulos, at least according to SDNA.

This comes after there had been reports of Rangers taking scouting trips to Greece earlier in the season. 

Lambropoulos was involved in the Champions League qualifiers against Celtic earlier in the season. AEK dumped Celtic out of the competition and the centre back played a major role in the victory. The 6ft1 centre back clearly made an impression.

He set up the winning goal with a towering header and made an important challenge at the back a few moments later.

Twice capped Greek defender Lambropoulos has spent his entire career in Greece. He has been at AEK Athens since 2014. (Photo by Andreas Papakonstantinou/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

The situation has reportedly intensified after a fall out between AEK Athens owner Dimitris Melissanidis and three key players. Former Olympiakos centre back Lambropoulos is one of them. The three players in question have allegedly refused to sign new deals

Lambropoulos, 28, made his debut for Greece in November and his deal is set to expire in the Summer. With questions over whether Joe Worrall will still be at the club after January, it remains to be seen whether a deal will be struck next month or at the end of the season.

Whatever the case, it could be a major coup by Rangers. The big centre half brings international and Champions League pedigree to Ibrox.

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