Report: Defender Steven Taylor will travel to Ibrox for Rangers talks on Monday

Newcastle's Steven Taylor celebrates

Glasgow Rangers are targeting Steven Taylor, and will hold talks with him on Monday.

Newcastle's Steven Taylor celebrates

According to STV, Rangers will open talks with free agent defender Steven Taylor on Monday ahead of a possible move to join the Ibrox club.

The Gers have already added four new faces to their squad ahead of their big return to the Scottish Premiership, but they've all been midfielders as Accrington duo Matt Crooks and Josh Windass, as well as Liverpool teenager Jordan Rossiter and Burnley's Joe Barton have all joined.

Newcastle United's Steven Taylor celebrates

Now though, the attention must turn elsewhere, and manager Mark Warburton desperately needs to bring in some defensive reinforcements, as not only did Rob Kiernan and Danny Wilson have their ups and downs this past season, but they also have no depth behind those two starters.

Now, STV report that centre back Steven Taylor will head to Glasgow on Monday for talks with Rangers, as he moves closer to a deal at Ibrox.

Newcastle United's Steven Taylor applauds fans after the game

Taylor, 30, was released by Newcastle United on Friday after making more than 250 appearances for the Magpies, with injuries certainly curtailing his impact at St. James' Park over the last few years.

Now a free agent after being let go by Rafel Benitez, Taylor is available for transfer, and Rangers are taking the first step towards landing him by scheduling talks with the ex-England Under-21 ace on Monday.

Newcastle's Steven Taylor

Taylor possesses great experience and leadership, two things the Rangers defence desperately needs, whilst he's also a former team-mate of Gers duo James Tavernier and Joey Barton from their time together at Newcastle, meaning Rangers could have the upper hand over any other interested parties.

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