Rangers-bound star hits sweet volleyed finish as transfer pressure mounts
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Rangers-bound star hits sweet volleyed finish as transfer pressure mounts

Rangers-bound John Souttar scored for Hearts as the Jambos dumped northeast rivals Aberdeen 2-0 to continue their renewed form in the Scottish Premiership.

The victory is the Robbie Neilson side’s second on the bounce in the Scottish top flight after a run of four games without a win, losing three and drawing once.


It was Scotland international Souttar – set to join Rangers in the summer after signing a pre-contract deal – who opened the scoring to send them on their way minutes before half-time.

John Souttar reacted first in the Aberdeen box to show exactly why Rangers are interested in the defender to lash the ball past Dons stopper Joe Lewis and score his fourth goal of the season.

Stephen Kingsley would then rise highest to nod home a second-half corner to consign Aberdeen to yet another defeat to leave the club languishing in 10th in the Scottish Premiership.

Rangers bound John Souttar nets sweet strike v Aberdeen

Set to visit Ibrox this weekend – with Rangers to wear a changed kit as the club celebrates its 150th anniversary – Aberdeen have now lost 13 times this season and are 11 matches without a league win.

Jim Goodwin, who joined the club from St Mirren, is without a win in his first three matches as manager.

The impressive John Souttar strike v Aberdeen also comes amid some pressure surrounding Rangers’ transfer business.

The Ibrox side failed in an attempt to bring Souttar to Ibrox in January, reportedly refusing to match Hearts’ £600k asking price with the highest offer reportedly reaching £400k.

Rangers’ four January signings have failed to make an impact on the squad as of yet with high-profile loan deals for Juventus midfielder Aaron Ramsey and Man United kid Amad Diallo yet to pay off.

Both missed the 1-0 win over St Johnstone through injury.

With defensive issues aplenty and Rangers losing a six-point lead in the Scottish Premiership to fall three points behind, it’s had some questioning the decision not to move for John Souttar.

If Rangers let the league title slip, this will be one of many questions to come out of January as the Ibrox club appear to gamble on a £40m Champions League jackpot.

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