According to The Scottish Sun, Rangers are considering a move for Royal Antwerp defender Daniel Opare – but only if James Tavernier leaves the club.
The Gers will be looking to boost Steven Gerrard's squad this summer, but will also have to stand firm in order to keep Tavernier and Alfredo Morelos at Ibrox.
Tavernier will receive major interest after notching 17 goals and 20 assists this past season, but it seems that Rangers have a replacement in mind just in case.
The Scottish Sun claim that Rangers want Royal Antwerp defender Opare if Tavernier moves on, and would be paying just £500,000 to sign him.
It's believed that Aston Villa want Tavernier, but if they can't land him, then they want Opare instead, meaning that Rangers' situation pretty much hinges on Villa.
Opare, 28, has endured a nomadic career so far, turning out for Ashanti Gold, Sfax, Real Madrid Castilla, Standard Liege, Porto, Besiktas, Augsburg, Lens and Antwerp, whilst also racking up 20 caps for Ghana.
He's settled down in Belgium with Royal Antwerp, making 24 appearances this past season whilst doing enough to earn major interest in his signature.
Opare has been known for his speed over the years, but whilst he doesn't quite have Tavernier's productivity going forward, he can cross and shoot well, which may be why Villa and Rangers are both seeing him as an alternative to Tavernier.
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