Rangers are on the verge of signing defender Dujon Sterling with Chelsea giving the green light for his move to Ibrox.
Dujon Sterling is ‘closing in’ on a move to Rangers this summer, according to a new report from the London Evening Standard.
It’s stated that Chelsea have given Sterling the green light to go and sign for Rangers.
Sterling is out of contract this summer and Chelsea appear to have signalled that he is free to go.
The report claims that Rangers have managed to beat a number of English clubs to Sterling’s signing.
The Gers have offered Champions League football and a title challenge with Celtic, which has convinced Sterling to join.
Add in that Rangers boss Michael Beale knows Sterling from the Chelsea youth ranks and a move to Ibrox seems to have appealed to the right back.
Sterling is now expected to sign for Rangers in the coming weeks with a medical to be scheduled.
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Sterling has spent his entire career on the Chelsea books having joined them at Under-8 level.
Sadly for Sterling, he has never quite been able to break into the Blues first team and has only made two senior appearances for Chelsea.
After loan spells with Coventry City, Wigan Athletic, Blackpool and most recently Stoke City, it’s now time for Sterling to get out and play.
The 23-year-old needs to settle down and make a career for himself, with Rangers set to give him that opportunity.
Sterling offers an interesting option for Beale because he is very different to Rangers captain James Tavernier.
Whilst Tavernier is outstanding going forward, Sterling is more of a defensive right back who even featured as a right-sided centre back for Stoke this week.
Sterling is big and strong at 6ft 1in tall, and Stoke boss Alex Neil has hailed him as ‘one of the best one-on-one defenders I’ve seen’ whilst speaking to Lancs Live.
That gives Beale some different options tactically and adds proper competition for Tavernier for the first time in a while.