Rangers are reportedly interested in signing Stoke City defender Josh Tymon, with the prospect of Borna Barisic leaving Ibrox growing by the day.
According to the Scottish Sun, the 23-year-old left-back is a target for Giovanni van Bronckhorst, who is keen to identify a readymade replacement for Barisic should the 25-cap Croatia international depart the club in the summer transfer window.
Whilst no offers have been made yet for the 29-year-old, it is expected that the fullback will leave Rangers this summer, and in case of such an event, the Scottish giants are looking at signing Tymon, who has been a regular for Stoke last season.
The left-back made 48 appearances in all competitions for the Potters, scoring three and assisting another four as Stoke finished in a disappointing 14th-place, and Tymon’s performances have seemingly caught impressed Rangers, who could now move for the youngster.
Labelled as a ‘reliable performer’ by Football Scotland, Tymon could be ready to take the next step in his career this summer, and a move to Rangers could be perfect for the defender, especially after Van Bronckhorst’s incredible run in the UEFA Europa League.
Indeed, Tymon could be the next in a new line of promising talents from England to move to Rangers and make a name for themselves, with the likes of Josh Aribo, Glen Kamara and Ryan Kent all leaving the comforts of the EFL or Premier League for a move to Glasgow to outstanding results.
Rangers should sign Tymon regardless of Barisic outcome
Rangers, in recent years, have morphed into a desirable club to play for for many players in England ready for a new challenge, and for Tymon, the Stoke defender could be the next name to make the move regardless of where Barisic plays next season.
After all, the Stoke star is young and has plenty of experience in the Championship, and for Rangers, Tymon could easily become the club’s next starting left-back for years to come if the Scottish side are willing to take a risk on the former Hull City prospect.