John Souttar responds to Rangers speculation

John Souttar of Hearts celebrates with teammates after scoring his team's second goal during the Scottish Cup Semi Final match between Heart of Midlothian and Inverness Caledonian Thistle...

Steven Gerrard’s Ibrox club Glasgow Rangers reportedly want John Souttar of Hearts.

15th September 2018, Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Rangers versus Dundee; General view of Ibrox Stadium, home of RangersIbrox Stadium of Rangers

Reported Rangers target John Souttar has told The Sunday Post that he is not aware of Ibrox club’s manager Steven Gerrard’s interest in him.

According to The Express, Rangers are interested in signing Souttar from Scottish Premiership rivals Heart of Midlothian in the summer transfer widnow.

It has been reported that Rangers director of football Mark Allen has identified the 22-year-old centre-back as a priority signing for the Ibrox club this summer.

 

Souttar, though, has said that he is not aware of interest in him from Rangers.

Following Hearts’ win against Inverness Caledonian Thistle in the Scottish Cup semi-finals on Saturday afternoon, the defender told The Sunday Post regarding reported interest from Rangers: “I didn’t see it. I don’t tend to look at my phone on match days and it’s the first I’ve heard of it.”

John Souttar of Scotland during the UEFA Nations League C group one match between Scotland and Albania at Hampden Park on September 10, 2018 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

Good signing for Rangers?

Souttar is a very good and promising young centre-back who has been a success at Hearts so far and has progressed well.

Rangers could do with signing a new central defender in the summer transfer window, as Joe Worrall is only on loan from Nottingham Forest in the Championship in England until the end of the season.

Given that Souttar is just 22 years of age, Rangers manager Gerrard can make him better and help him improve.

Hearts are a big club in Scotland, and having been a success there, Souttar should not have any problem in wearing the shirt of Rangers and playing under pressure at Ibrox.

John Souttar of Heart of Midlothian F.C. scores his team's second goal during the Scottish Cup Semi Final match between Heart of Midlothian and Inverness Caledonian Thistle at Hampden Park...

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