Months after Ibrox exit, former Rangers defender David Bates is reportedly interesting Arsenal, Everton and others

General Views of Ibrox Stadium before the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Hamilton Academical at Ibrox Stadium on August 6, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland.

The former Rangers youngster was unable to agree a new contract with the Ibrox side, now managed by Steven Gerrard.

April 23rd 2017, Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland; Scottish Cup football semi-final Celtic versus Rangers; David Bates on the ball for Rangers

The former Rangers defender David Bates is reportedly interesting Premier League clubs including Arsenal and Everton, months after leaving Ibrox.

Rangers were unable to agree a new contract with Bates, who subsequently joined Hamburg in Germany's second tier.


And the 22-year-old appears to have made a positive early impression, helping his new employers to fourth in the table.

According to the Sunday Mirror (October 21st, page 67), scouts from Arsenal and Everton, along with Leicester City, Southampton and Watford, are 'flocking to Hamburg' to watch him.


And it is possible Christian Titz's side could look to turn a quick profit on Bates, for whom Rangers are said to be due a fee as little as five figures.

Rangers brought in three new centre-backs, Connor Goldson, Nikola Katic and Joe Worrall to replace Bates, Russell Martin, Bruno Alves and Fabio Cardoso.

David Bates of Hamburg reacts during the Second Bundesliga match between Hamburger SV and DSC Arminia Bielefeld at Volksparkstadion on August 27, 2018 in Hamburg, Germany.

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