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Report: John Eustace to hold Rangers talks despite Leeds interest, Warburton offers incentive

Rangers are making a move to sign John Eustace, according to reports.

According to the Daily Record, free agent midfielder John Eustace will arrive in Glasgow for talks over a move to Rangers.

New Rangers manager Mark Warburton has inherited a thin squad at Ibrox, with 11 first-team players leaving the club at the end of their contracts this summer.

Warburton must now start to identify new signings, and the Daily Record believe that experienced midfielder Eustace is a top target.

The 35-year-old is a free agent having left Derby County this summer upon the expiration of his contract, and is now expected to arrive in Glasgow this weekend for talks over a move to Ibrox.

A wily veteran in holding midfield, Eustace has tons of experience in English football and is reportedly being earmarked as the new Rangers captain under Warburton, who coached at Watford during Eustace's time at Vicarage Road.

Leeds United and Sheffield Wednesday are also interested in Eustace according to the Daily Record, who suggest that Warburton will look to tempt him into moving north of the border by offering him the captaincy at Ibrox and a key role in the Rangers revolution.

The report states that, with defenders Danny Wilson and Rob Kiernan seemingly heading to Ibrox, Warburton has now made Eustace his top target as he searches for an experienced midfielder to lead the club forward - and whilst there is competition for Eustace's signature, a deal could be on the cards.

Just what Rangers need?

Rangers saw Andy Murdoch emerge as a central midfielder of the future, but a more experience, defensive-minded player to sit alongside him could work wonders.

Eustace fits the bill perfectly, and can even help pass on advice to the younger players at Ibrox, including Murdoch - so if the wages are right, Eustace could be a smart piece of business from Warburton.

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