'Just crazy': Rangers fans stunned by John Souttar's reported price tag

Rangers fans participate in a display during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and St Johnstone at Ibrox Stadium on December 16, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Scottish Premiership outfit Rangers are reportedly interested in signing Hearts defender John Souttar.

13th April 2019, Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland; Scottish Cup football, semi final, Heart of Midlothian versus Caledonian Thistle;  Jon Souttar of Hearts in action

Rangers fans were given an early look at one of their top transfer targets over the weekend.

The Daily Record claimed earlier in April that director of football Mark Allen has identified John Souttar as a top target with the ball-playing centre-half coming to the end of an exceptional season at Scottish Premiership rivals Hearts.

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But he hardly aced his audition against a club who may well be his future employers. Souttar was far from his best as Hearts were thumped 3-1 by Rangers at Tynecastle on Saturday.

John Souttar of Heart of Midlothian celebrates scoring his side's second goal during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Hearts of Midlothian and Inverness Caledonian Thistle...

And on that evidence, it’s fair to say the Ibrox faithful are far from convinced that he’s worth an eye-watering £5 million. That is the fee Hearts are demanding for their 22-year-old prized asset, according to TEAMtalk.

Derby County, who have been linked with the former Dundee United starlet since Steve McClaren’s time at Pride Park, appear to have moved to the front of the queue with £5 million likely to prove a little rich for a Rangers side who haven’t paid so much for a single player since Mikel Arteta arrived in 2002.

Jordan White of Inverness Caledonian Thistle is challenged by John Souttar of Heart of Midlothian F.C. during the Scottish Cup Semi Final match between Heart of Midlothian and Inverness...

 

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