Report: Cammy Bell likely to leave Rangers as Alvarado nears move to become Ibrox backup

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Rangers are reportedly nearing a deal for Esteban Alvarado

Esteban Alvarado 2Reportedly Rangers-bound goalkeeper Esteban Alvarado

According to The Scottish Sun, Rangers are nearing a deal for goalkeeper Esteban Alvarado - which is likely to lead Cammy Bell into leaving Ibrox.

The Gers are now looking to strengthen other areas of their team having added four new midfielders to their squad for next season, with Matt Crooks, Josh Windass, Jordan Rossiter and Joey Barton all signing.

Rangers' Cammy Bell walks off at half time

Fans are keen to see defensive reinforcements brought in such as a new defender, but manager Mark Warburton could be on the verge of landing a new goalkeeper.

Reports from Turkish newspaper Haberturk on Monday suggested that Rangers were preparing a move for Trabzonspor's Esteban Alvarado, and now The Scottish Sun report that a deal could be drawing closer and closer.

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It's claimed that, with Trabzonspor keen to let the Costa Rican leave despite only signing him from AZ Alkmaar last summer, Alvarado is now ready to quit Trabzonspor in order to join Rangers.

The 27-year-old, who played just 14 times for Trabzonspor this past season, is believed to be closing in on a move to Ibrox, but Warburton allegedly only sees him as a backup rather than a replacement for first-choice goalkeeper Wes Foderingham.

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The knock-on of the Alvarado deal is that Cammy Bell, currently Rangers' second-choice goalkeeper, is now likely to leave this summer according to the report.

Bell, 29, joined Rangers from Kilmarnock back in 2013 but didn't make any appearances for the Gers this past season, and with his contract expiring next summer, it's believed that he will be moved on this summer when Alvarado's deal is completed.

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