Leicester City defender Harry Souttar has admitted seeing rumours about his future amid links with a move to Rangers.

There were a few surprises from Rangers’ summer transfer business.

A lack of additions out wide seemed a little strange after Ryan Kent’s exit whilst major defensive signings didn’t arrive either.

Fans were expecting a centre back signing to really bolster Michael Beale’s back line.

Leon Balogun was not the player fans expected to arrive, returning to the club after leaving Queens Park Rangers.

Maybe Ben Davies staying at Ibrox meant there couldn’t be a first-team addition, but sloppy goals conceded against PSV Eindhoven and Celtic have left fans concerned.

Rangers missed out on Harry Souttar

The Gers did appear to have a top defensive target in mind before the transfer deadline.

The Daily Record reported on deadline day that Rangers wanted to move on the aforementioned Davies amid interest from Stoke City.

The idea was to let Davies go and bring in Leicester City defender Harry Souttar as a replacement.

Stoke couldn’t get a deal done though and that meant Rangers didn’t land Souttar in the final hours of the window.

The giant defender joined Leicester from Stoke City in January, securing a huge £15million move to the Premier League.

Souttar hasn’t started a single league game this season though and isn’t even getting on the bench under Enzo Maresca.

Leicester’s new boss doesn’t appear to fancy Souttar and Rangers may well fancy landing him in January.

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Souttar comments on transfer speculation

Souttar is currently on international duty with Australia and scored the opener in a 2-2 draw with Mexico on Sunday morning.

The 24-year-old has now commented on his future in quotes published by Leicestershire Live.

Souttar has admitted that the opening weeks of the season with Leicester have been ‘tough’ having fallen out of Maresca’s plans.

Souttar acknowledged that there have been rumours about a loan move to Rangers, but is focused on trying to prove himself to Maresca moving forward.

“It’s been tough,” said Souttar. “I think there were a lot of things mentioned in the press about going on loan.”

“I am a Leicester player. I’m going to do everything in my power to try to get back into the squad. Obviously it’s the manager’s decision so all I can do is work hard and try to prove to him that I can get back in the squad,” he added.

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