Rangers may now have real hope of signing Auston Trusty amid claims Arsenal are willing to sell the defender.

The Gers have already landed three signings this summer in goalkeeper Jack Butland, defender Dujon Sterling and midfielder Kieran Dowell.

Michael Beale will still want more additions though and a left-footed defender may be a top priority.

Ben Davies has divided opinion whilst Filip Helander has left the club on a free transfer after a real injury nightmare.

Nottingham Forest defender Jonathan Panzo has been linked but there is another Premier League option – Auston Trusty.

Reports from the Daily Mail in May suggested that Rangers were showing a real interested in a deal for Arsenal defender Trusty.

It was claimed that Rangers were trying to pull off a £2million deal to sign the American after a strong loan spell at Birmingham City.

Trusty excelled with the Blues, scoring four goals and even being voted as the Birmingham Supporters’ Player of the Season.

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Arsenal now planning to sell Auston Trusty

Football London now report that Trusty is ‘set to leave’ Arsenal this summer – and it will be a permanent deal rather than another loan.

It’s unclear just how much Arsenal want for Trusty but we can imagine it’s a little more than the £2million previously mentioned.

The door is now wide open for Rangers to go and strike a deal for Trusty, possibly landing a new partner for Connor Goldson at the back.

Trusty is of a good age at 24 and still has plenty of potential to develop in the coming years.

Now a United States international, Trusty is an ascending talent – just what Rangers should be targeting under Beale.

Factor in links to Haji Wright and the potential permanent signing of Malik Tillman and Trusty may well be tempted to join a real American influence at Ibrox.

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