Rangers have been linked to Turkish goalkeeper Berke Ozer as conjecture continues regarding the future of club legend Allan McGregor.
According to Turkish journalist Ekrem Konur, the Gers are considering a move for 22-year-old Turkey youth international after his release from Fenerbahce.
Now the only place officially reporting the interest is Konur’s Twitter page – with plenty of other outlets and blogs picking it up – so maybe take this with a pinch of salt.
But according to the journalist, who is based in Turkey, Berke Ozer is interesting Rangers and the report is even more interesting given the player is a free agent.
Rangers are yet to make a final decision on the Allan McGregor situation as the veteran goalie mulls over his future during the off-season.
Reports that the club were set to agree a player/coaching contract with the 40-year-old have also been dismissed as being false.
As things stand, there has been decision made and it is very much up to Allan McGregor and Rangers what happens next.
But if the keeper is to leave it is clear Rangers will need to sign someone who can compete with Jon McLaughlin and Robby McCrorie for the number one slot.
Rangers linked to ex-Fenerbahce stopper Berke Ozer
Berke Ozer is young, talented, highly-rated and perhaps most importantly, available at a knock-down price considering there will be no transfer fee.
This is the kind of transfer deal many people would like Rangers to do in the position; a young keeper full of resale potential who can work in tandem with the reliable McLaughlin.
A comparable link is that of Bosnian stopper Vladan Kovacevic, 24, who has been impressive in the Polish Estraklasa this season.
Another young and talented young keeper, for many this would fit the bill as the type Rangers should be targeting but as we’ve explained, this might depend on the future of Allan McGregor.
If the Ibrox veteran signs on for one more year, then we’re pretty sure budgetwise Rangers would rather prioritise other areas of the squad.
Speaking of other areas of the squad, one Rangers-centric journalist has claimed the club are not in the market for one key position despite numerous reports.