Harry Souttar has emerged as the name most likely to be a last minute Rangers addition during this transfer window.
Both Heart and Hand and The 4th Official have claimed that the former Dundee United player is a target and that a transfer is a possibility.
Now, The Athletic has backed up these claims and given a possible timeline for Harry Souttar to join his brother at Rangers.
The Australia international is currently having to sit and watch Leicester play from the sidelines so the 25-year old will be wanting to secure any sort of move before the window shuts.
The option to join his older brother at the club he supports looks like being one he would not to be able to turn down with Harry Souttar said to be excited at the prospect of joining Rangers.
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Rob Tanner, writing for The Athletic, was breaking down Leicester’s transfer business and explained that Souttar could be a late one:
“The same applies to fellow January arrival Harry Souttar. The Scotland-born Australia centre-back is wanted on loan by Glasgow’s Rangers — another deal that could go through closer to the deadline.”
The Athletic claims that Leicester City are hoping to sign Manchester City’s Taylor Harwood-Bellis to add to their defence having won promotion with Burnley last season.
Souttar’s departure may be linked to the Foxes getting the England Under-21 international through the door as well as Rangers waiting to make room.
It all adds up to one that could go to the last minute.
Harry Souttar doesn’t seem to be a player that Rangers specifically needs right now but, with Ben Davies being told that he can find a new club, it may be that the giant stopper is being lined up as a possible long-term option should the Englishman depart.
Leicester may have paid £15m in January, but there is no way that they could charge that now for a player who has hardly played.
A loan deal almost gives Rangers first dibs on an individual who wouldn’t be hard to persuade to come to Glasgow.
Quality home grown options are hard to find but Souttar Jnr certainly ticks that box.