Rangers have already made 10 new signings this summer. Now, are they about to welcome number 11 to Ibrox?
According to the Scottish Sun on Thursday, the Glasgow club are expected to complete the signing of 21-year-old Manchester City defender Kean Bryan with Rangers manager Steven Gerrard understood to have lured him north of the border.
The report adds that Bryan, who has one year left on his contract at The Etihad, will sign a three-year contract which amounts to £2.5 million.
And with speculation building, the cultured, left-footed centre-back has posted a rather cryptic Tweet. Remember, and this is key – he would become Rangers’ eleventh signing of the transfer window.
11:11 ✨— Kean Bryan (@keanB07) July 26, 2018
Welcome to Rangers kean ⚽— Chic Allan (@chic_allan) July 26, 2018
Welcome to Rangers big man— Davie (@AyrshireBear84) July 26, 2018
Mon tae the Rangers wee Man— chris gray (@chrisgray71) July 26, 2018
Welcome big man ⚪️— nathaniel hutton (@HuttonNathaniel) July 26, 2018
Welcome mate— Glasgowsredwhitenblue (@onlyrangers) July 26, 2018
Welcome to the most successful club in the world mate— Mark (@Sparky_1872) July 26, 2018
Welcome to Ibrox lad— Simon (@simon1872) July 26, 2018
The Scottish Sun beleives that the presence of Gerrard in the Ibrox dugout is a major reason why Bryan has decided to continue his career at Rangers. This is not the first time Rangers have benefitted from the 37-year-old’s pulling power.
Bryan played alongside Gerrard’s cousin Anthony during a loan spell at Oldham Athletic last season and is set to become the third new centre-back under the former Liverpool skipper's reign, following Connor Goldson and Nikola Katic to Ibrox.
The England U20 ace is also capable of playing in midfield thanks to his class and composure on the ball.
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