TEAMtalk reports that Rangers are interested in signing Sheffield Wednesday left-back Morgan Fox on a free transfer.

The defender had made 31 appearances this season before the EFL was suspended amid the global health crisis, but will soon be out of contract.

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Rangers are one of a number of clubs said to be interested in Sheffield Wednesday left-back Fox. (Photo by Rich Linley – CameraSport via Getty Images)

It’s said that the Championship club have tried to tie both Fox and Steven Fletcher to new contracts but that no agreements have been reached and now both players are likely to leave.

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Rangers aren’t alone in their interest, though, with Premier League clubs Burnley, Bournemouth and Norwich as well as second-tier sides Middlesbrough and West Brom all also reportedly interested.

Verdict

This is the first time Fox has been mentioned as a possible Rangers target.

It certainly makes sense that the club would be after a left-back, though. Both Andy Halliday and Jon Flanagan – the players who provided backup for Borna Barisic in that position last season – are being released this summer, leaving a shortage of options.

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Borna Barisic will soon be the only out-and-out left-back at the club. (Photo by MB Media/Getty Images)

Fox’s contract situation may also make a deal appealing. Rangers need cover but are unlikely – especially in these uncertain times – to splash the cash on somewhere who won’t necessarily play regularly. A free transfer would minimise risk.

 

Furthermore, at 26, the Welshman is entering his prime and has played at a good level with Wednesday over the last three years.

With so many other clubs linked, though, it’s hard to assess what level the interest is currently at and what the Gers’ chances are of landing the player.

Fox does like to get forward, scoring three times over the course of the campaign, but he isn’t in the mould of Barisic or Tavernier as an assist king, having registered just four across the last two seasons.

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