Rangers eye Southampton midfielder Reed

HITC Sport understands Rangers are lining up a move for Southampton midfielder.

Rangers are eyeing a loan move for highly-rated Southampton midfielder Harrison Reed, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Gers boss Mark Warburton is looking to bolster his squad before the close of the transfer window and he has identified Reed as one of his top targets.

Reed is highly-regarded at Southampton having come through the club's famed youth academy and made his debut as a 17-year-old in 2013.

The all-action midfielder made his first Premier League start in December 2014 in a 3-0 win over Everton and he has made 21 appearances in total for the first-team.

However, Reed has found himself well down the pecking order in Ronald Koeman's plans with the likes of Jordy Clasie, Victor Wanyama, Oriol Romeu and James Ward-Prowse ahead of him in the Dutchman's plans.

A number of clubs are understood to have expressed an interest in signing the England Under-19 and Under-20 international on loan, but Rangers are leading the chase to land Reed.

Southampton are ready to sanction a loan move for Reed so that he get some regular first-team action under his belt and Rangers are keen to push through a loan deal until the end of the season.

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