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Report: Rangers pursue Jens Jonsson, face competition from rivals Hearts

Rangers are reportedly interested in signing Danish defender Jens Jonsson.

According to The Herald, Rangers are interested in signing Danish Under-21 international defender Jens Jonsson this summer.

Jonsson, 22, plays his club football for Aarhus, but is currently on international duty with the Danish Under-21 side as they compete in the European Championships - with new Rangers boss Mark Warburton recently over in the Czech Republic to watch the tournament.

With The Herald suggesting that Rangers' bid to sign free agent Danny Wilson has stalled, they report that Rangers have now turned their attention to other targets; including Jonsson, as well as Brentford's Alfie Mawson.

They aren't the only club interested in signing Jonsson though, with The Herald adding that rivals Hearts and Championship club Bristol City are also pursuing him this summer.

The report states that Jonsson could be available for as little as £200,000, so would be well within Rangers' budget should they fail to land Wilson.

Wilson or Jonsson?

It appears that new manager Warburton is keen to improve his defensive options this summer, with both Jonsson and Wilson potential targets.

If it comes down to a decision between the two, then Warburton could have a tough call on his hands. Wilson has the experience in Scottish football and even started his career at Rangers, but Jonsson is a highly-rated Under-21 international who could grow into a star.

Ultimately, Wilson's availability on a free transfer and experience in Scotland could make him the top target, with Jonsson merely a backup in case Rangers can't seal Wilson's return to Ibrox.

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