Rangers interested in Portsmouth defender Jack Whatmough - report
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Rangers interested in Portsmouth defender Jack Whatmough - report

According to a report in The Sun, Rangers are in the race to sign Portsmouth’s Jack Whatmough.
The 22-year-old centre-back, only has six months remaining on his current deal, and is therefore available to enter into pre-contract discussions.

Whatmough rises highest to win a header during pre-season. (Photo By Harry Murphy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

He has made 82 league appearances at Pompey, an impressive stat considering his age.

As the Fratton Park outfit fly high at the top of League One, his performances have attracted attention. He has excelled as part of a defence that have on average, has conceded less than a goal a game.
Whatmough has been at the club since the age of 13, but hasn’t agreed terms to improve upon a two-year contract signed ahead of last season.

He has been capped at both U18 and U19 level for England. (Photo by Clint Hughes/Getty Images)  

However, it’s clear that Rangers have a battle on their hands if they want him at Ibrox.

According to the report, both Celtic and Aberdeen are also vying for his signature.
It seems, that the nature of his situation is alerting Scottish clubs in particular.

On top of his work at the back, the defender has contributed two goals in all competitions this season. (Photo by Paul Jenkins/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Pompey will likely want to keep hold of the defender, and in the case that a fee cannot be agreed with an English club, the transfer fee will be decided by a tribunal.

That wouldn’t be an issue for Rangers though, as a smaller training fee would suffice for any team North of the border.
This is one to watch, over the coming week.