Report: Rangers agree deal for midfielder Jason Holt after recommendation from David Weir

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Rangers have reportedly agreed a £65,000 deal for Hearts midfielder Jason Holt.

According to the Daily Record, Rangers have agreed a compensation fee with Hearts for midfielder Jason Holt, who has been on trial with the Gers.

Monday saw Rangers add two more new faces in Wigan Athletic duo James Tavernier and Martyn Waghorn, bringing their tally of first team summer signings to six.

New manager Mark Warburton has already brought in Wes Foderingham, Rob Kiernan and Danny Wilson and Andy Halliday, with even more additions anticipated.

One player expected to join Rangers is trialist Jason Holt, with the midfielder looking for a new club after seeing his Hearts contract expire earlier this summer.

Now, the Daily Record report that Rangers have agreed a deal to sign Holt, paying £65,000 in compensation to snap the 22-year-old up permanently.

Holt was allegedly recommended to Warburton by assistant boss David Weir according to The Sun, and it seems that the Rangers boss has been suitably impressed to sanction a permanent deal.

What will Holt add to the Rangers midfield?

Holt has proven himself to be capable of scoring goals from midfield in his short career so far, with five goals in 15 games for Sheffield United during a loan spell last season.

If Rangers sign fellow trialist John Eustace, the will need legs alongside the veteran who can get up and down the pitch and make an impact in the final third - which is just what Holt can do.

£65,000 for an up-and-coming Scottish player is a bargain for Rangers, and Warburton may well be the ideal manager to get the best out of him.

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