Report: Glasgow Rangers in talks with Adrian Mariappa

Crystal Palace's Adrian Mariappa (L) and Hull City's Jake Livermore in action

Mark Warburton's side are discussing a deal to bring the defender to Ibrox this summer.

Crystal Palace's Adrian Mariappa (L) and Hull City's Jake Livermore in actionCrystal Palace's Adrian Mariappa (L) and Hull City's Jake Livermore in action

Rangers are in talks with out of contract Crystal Palace defender Adrian Mariappa, reports the Daily Record.

 

Mark Warburton is keen to add to his squad this summer as his side make their return to the Scottish Premiership.

Rangers manager Mark Warburton celebrates at the end of the matchRangers manager Mark Warburton celebrates at the end of the match

He has already made five signings this summer, adding Joey Barton, Clint Hill, Jordan Rossiter and Accrington Stanley duo Matt Crook and Josh Windass to his squad.

By all accounts they will not be the only new arrivals at Ibrox and Mariappa could be the next to make the move to Glasgow.

According to the Daily Record, assistant manager David Weir and chief scout Frank McParland were pictured meeting with Mariappa on Saturday afternoon to discuss a deal.

Rangers' manager Mark Warburton (L) and assistant manager David WeirRangers' manager Mark Warburton (L) and assistant manager David Weir

The Jamaican is out of contract this summer after his release by Crystal Palace, and at 29-years-old would represent a smart purchase on a free transfer.

He has a wealth of experience having played in the Premier League and the Championship, as well as racking up 37 caps for Jamaica, who he recently captained at the Copa America.

That experience would be a welcome addition to Mark Warburton’s side, while his ability to play at either centre back or right back would come in useful during what is likely to be a tough first year back in the Scottish Premiership.

Crystal Palace's Adrian Mariappa looks dejected after losing the FA CupCrystal Palace's Adrian Mariappa looks dejected after losing the FA Cup

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