Report: Marius Zaliukas potentially set for Rangers exit after Warburton's latest deal

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Rangers are reportedly set to send Marius Zaliukas out of Ibrox.

According to the Sunday Post, as reported by The Scotsman, Rangers could be set to part ways with defender Marius Zaliukas following the arrival of Dominic Ball.

Ball, 20, joined Rangers on a season-long loan deal from Tottenham on Thursday, and will provide cover at centre back for first choice pairing Danny Wilson and Rob Kiernan.

With Darren McGregor also at the club, new manager Mark Warburton appears to have a solid set of defenders to work with this season - but one defender may end up leaving.

The Sunday Post - as quoted by The Scotsman - report that Lithuanian international Marius Zaliukas could leave the club as soon as this week.

The 31-year-old, who joined Rangers from Leeds United last summer, played regularly last season, but could now be the fifth choice centre back under Warburton.

A departure now seems likely despite him having a year left on his contract at Ibrox, with Rangers potentially preparing to pay up the remaining time on his deal in order to release Zaliukas.

With so many young players, Rangers may miss Zaliukas' experience, but if he isn't going to play under Warburton then it's certainly best to release him and free up some room on the wage bill, with Warburton seemingly still keen to add to his squad this summer.

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