Rangers transfer target John Souttar starred for Hearts as they defeated St. Mirren 2-0 at Tynecastle.
The Edinburgh side scored twice in the second half to secure the win and they leapfrog Celtic into second place in the league table.
Rangers have been linked with Souttar, whose current deal at Tynecastle expires in the summer, for some time [Daily Record].
With the club’s current defensive problems, Souttar would be a welcome addition at Ibrox either in January or ahead of next season.
The defender has impressed during the current campaign and has shown no sign of slowing down during the last few weeks.
He scored his first Scotland goal against Denmark in a vital win and his performance against St. Mirren has kept Hearts in the title hunt.
The Scotsman played the full 90 minutes and wasn’t dribbled past at all during the match [SofaScore].
The defender also made five clearances and blocked two shots during the game while also having 70 touches in a relatively straightforward win.
His recovery from several career-threatening injuries has also made his recent performances more impressive, and it isn’t just Rangers who are after the Scot.
Stoke City are also reportedly keen on the player [Daily Record], with Michael O’Neill eyeing the defender to replace his brother Harry who was recently injured on international duty.
Giovanni van Bronckhorst could have a major fight on his hands to secure the defender.