A new keeper on Rangers' radar: Have they overlooked SPL clean sheet machine?

Liverpool's Danny Ward

Mark Warburton is said to want a new goalie at Ibrox, he could do worse than consider this Liverpool youngster...

Rangers' Cammy Bell walks off at half timeSecond-choice Cammy Bell is being tipped to leave Rangers

According to reports, a new goalkeeper is high on Rangers' wishlist.

Earlier this summer, Southend's Daniel Bentley was a name that cropped up regularly, while Trabzonspor's Esteban Alvarado is currently Ibrox bound, according to the Sun.

Esteban Alvarado 3Alvarado (R) is Costa Rica's number 1

However, there's one name that hasn't been mentioned officially, which comes as a surprise to me.

Liverpool's Danny Ward shone on loan to Aberdeen last season, keeping 10 clean sheets in 21 Premiership appearances, but was hauled back to Anfield by Jurgen Klopp in January.

Without him, the Dons recorded just four more shut-outs.

Liverpool's Danny WardWard is behind Simon Mignolet and new-boy Karius at Anfield

The 22-year-old has barely featured since, while the arrival of Bundesliga star Loris Karius looks to have nudged him further down the Reds pecking order, with Huddersfield linked last month.

Perhaps, with the Sun reporting that Alvarado will arrive as back-up to Wes Foderingham, Rangers would struggle to commit as many minutes as Liverpool or Ward would like.

However, as any goalkeeper will tell you, competition is key - and Ward versus Wes would be one helluva battle next season.

Rangers' Wes Foderingham (R) in action with Hibernian's Martin BoyleA bit of competition would do Foderingham (R) no harm

With Trabzonspor said to be desperate to offload Alvarado for financial reasons, it's a surprise to see Rangers - of all clubs - linked.

And considering the Light Blues' (or more accurately, Frank McParland's) strong Anfield links, I'd have expected far more to this than a speculative piece on HITC. Who knows - maybe there was?

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