Forget Sunderland, Jamie Robson should be Rangers' new long-term left-back

Rangers manager Graeme Murty is seen during the Scottish Cup Quarter final match between Rangers and Hamilton Academical at Ibrox Stadium on March 4, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Dundee United starlet Jamie Robson is a target for Sunderland and Derby County but Rangers need to replace Lee Wallace.

Andrew Robertson of Liverpool during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Crystal Palace at Anfield on August 19, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

There’s something about left-backs at Dundee United. Just a few years after current Liverpool and Scotland star Andrew Robertson emerged at Tannadyce, 19-year-old Jamie Robson appears to be following in his footsteps.

How much longer Dundee United can hang onto the teenager, however, remains to be seen. Robson is out of contract at the end of this season and there are no shortage of suitors lining up to take him south of the border.

Per the Scottish Sun, Championship duo Sunderland and Derby County are interested in a player who Southampton made an approach for on the final day of the summer transfer window.

Kallum Higginbotham of Dunfermline Athletic vies with Jamie Robson of Dundee United during the Betfred League Cup group match between Dundee United and Dunfermline Athletic at Tannadice...

But in the near future, Rangers may also be in need of a talented young left-back. After all, Declan John is only on loan at Ibrox from Cardiff City and it is as yet uncertain where he will be playing his football this time next year.

And Lee Wallace, at the age of 30, appears to be past his best with some fans even begrudgingly coming to the conclusion that they need to start looking for his long-term successor.

Lee Wallace of Rangers  during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Hamilton Academical at Ibrox Stadium on August 6, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Robson, then, should be in Rangers’ sights. The Perth-born youngster has emerged as oneof the most promising young players outside of Scotland’s top flight and the fact he is out of contract soon should be of interest to a Rangers side who don’t have access to unlimited funds.

At just 19, Robson has the potential to be an integral part of Rangers’ first-team for years to come.

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