Turkish press claim Rangers are preparing bid to bring Esteban Alvarado to Ibrox

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Rangers are reportedly keen to land Costa Rican goalkeeper Esteban Alvarado.

Esteban Alvarado 3Esteban Alvarado during his time at AZ Alkmaar

According to Turkish newspaper Haberturk, Rangers are interested in signing Trabzonspor goalkeeper Esteban Alvarado this summer.

The Gers have already added four players to their squad for next season, with Matt Crooks, Josh Windass, Joey Barton and Jordan Rossiter all arriving at Ibrox as Mark Warburton prepares for the club's big return to the Scottish Premiership.

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Yet having only brought in midfielders so far, Warburton must now look to strengthen other areas of his team, and one position which may need looking at is in goal.

Wes Foderingham enjoyed an impressive first season at Ibrox, but with Cammy Bell having just one year left on his contract and January signing Maciej Gostomski already gone, competition is needed for Foderingham.

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Now, Turkish newspaper Haberturk report that Rangers are interested in bringing Trabzonspor stopper Esteban Alvarado to Ibrox in a surprise link.

Alvarado, 27, started his career with Saprissa in his native Costa Rica before a 2010 move to the Netherlands with AZ Alkmaar, and after almost 100 appearances for the Eredivisie club, he moved on to Turkey last summer.

Unfortunately for Alvarado, much of this past season was spent as a backup to first-choice goalkeeper Onur Kivrak, making just 14 appearances for Trabzonspor.

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Now, it's believed that Alvarado could leave this summer, and Rangers are allegedly preparing a bid to take the Costa Rican shot stopper away from the Turkish club, if reports in Turkey are to be believed.

With 11 caps for Costa Rica, Alvarado has experience on the international stage as well, but whether he would be keen to play as cover for Foderingham having spent most of the season on the bench at Trabzonspor remains to be seen.

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