Should Rangers make move for Sunderland keeper Mika, who Caixinha gave pro debut?

Mika training at Benfica

The Portuguese manager was in attendance for the Old Firm derby yesterday.

Mika training at BenficaMika training at Benfica

Rangers ended their losing streak against Old Firm rivals Celtic this weekend, as they earned a 1-1 draw against the Bhoys at Celtic Park.

It was caretaker manager Graeme Murty’s final game in charge with the club’s new boss Pedro Caixinha watching from the stands.

The Portuguese has left Al Garafah in Qatar to take over at the club, after building a solid reputation in both Portugal and Mexico.

Of course, he will be looking to bring in his own faces during the summer, with one Sunderland player potentially an excellent target.

New Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha in the standsNew Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha in the stands

Mika joined the Wearside club in a controversial deadline day transfer in the summer. He arrived at a point when Sunderland had injury fears over both Jordan Pickford and Vito Mannone. But the young Englishman established himself as number one with Mika down the pecking order. The 26-year-old has not played a single game for the club.

Caixinha knows Mika well. The Rangers boss handed him his first professional start whilst manager at Uniao Leira and the pair would surely welcome a reunion.

Rangers have two decent goalkeepers in Wes Foderingham and Jak Alnwick but the Portuguese would rightly be considered a better option than the pair on his day.

If Caixinha is looking to put a Portuguese stamp on his Rangers team, then a move for his old goalkeeper might be the perfect start.

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