Aston Villa should move for Rangers left-back Lee Wallace

Leigh Griffiths of Celtic and Lee Wallace of Rangers in action during the Betfred Cup Semi Final match between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on October 23, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Glasgow Rangers defender Lee Wallace is out of contract at Ibrox in the summer of 2019, and Aston Villa should make a move.

Lee Wallace of Rangers is seen on arrival at the stadium prior to the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on December 31, 2016 in Glasgow,...Lee Wallace of Rangers

According to The Mirror, Aston Villa manager Dean Smith wants cover at left-back, and Rangers defender Lee Wallace should be on the radar of the Villans.

Wallace is struggling for playing time at Rangers, and it is hard to see the 31-year-old left-back establishing himself in Steven Gerrard’s first team anytime soon.

 

The Scotland international has been on the books of Rangers since the summer of 2011 when he joined from Heart of Midlothian for a transfer fee reported by The Scotsman to be worth £1.5 million.

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Wallace is out of contract at Rangers in the summer of 2019, according to Transfermarkt.com, and the Gers could be open to letting the left-back leave in the January transfer window.

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.

True, central defender Kortney Hause, signed on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers in the January transfer window, can fill in at left-back, but Wallace is a specialist in that position.

The Scotland international has been a success at Rangers over the years, and it will not be a bad idea for Villa to make a loan move for the 31-year-old, who is a leader at the back, is hugely experienced and will be an able back-up to Neil Taylor.

Kenny Miller of Rangers and Lee Wallace of Rangers take a look around the pitch prior to the Scottish Cup Semi Final match between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 15, 2018 in...

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