Rangers should look to land signing of PL youngster

Rangers manager Graeme Murty during the Scottish Premier League match between Celtic and Ranger at Celtic Park on December 30, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Rangers could do with another central defender at Ibrox.

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.

Graeme Murty's next venture into the transfer window should be to add a central defender to his Rangers side, as Bruno Alves struggles to overcome an ankle problem.

The 43-year-old has already lured QPR midfielder Sean Goss and Brighton winger Jamie Murphy to Ibrox this month, and has failed to rule out new signings.

Adding another body to central defence should be at the top of Murty's priorities, as Alves' calf injury has forced the veteran to miss the Gers trip to Florida with no date set for a comeback.

Bruno Alves of Rangers arrives at the stadium prior to the Scottish Premier League match between Celtic and Ranger at Celtic Park on December 30, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Fabio Cardoso's future at Ibrox is in doubt after Portuguese side Estoril were linked with a move for the 23-year-old as he struggles to have an impact, and he could also leave the club this month following Pedro Caixinha's sacking.

Aidan Wilson is yet to show any kind of first-team pedigree and that leaves just Danny Wilson and David Bates as options to choose from at centre-back.

It should see Murty look to land another loan signing, and he should rival Championship club Aston Villa to reunite new signing Goss with Old Trafford youngster Axel Tuanzebe - with the Birmingham Mail claiming Steve Bruce wants to raid his old club.

Axel Tuanzebe (R) and Kieran Dowell (L) of England U21's during a training session at St Georges Park on November 8, 2017 in Burton-upon-Trent, England.

The 20-year-old has made three senior appearances for United but has been made available with Daley Blind, Marcos Rojo, Eric Bailly, Chris Smalling, Phil Jones and Victor Lindelof above him in the pecking order.

Boasting plenty of speed at the back, Tuanzebe would not only provide cover but give the Ibrox side another type of centre-back that compliments the weaknesses of both Danny Wilson and Bruno Alves.

Landing him on loan would give the Gers a much more solid outlook, as they look to close the gap between themselves and Old Firm rivals Celtic.

 

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