Rangers target Daniel Bachmann intends to stay at Watford

A general view of Ibrox Stadium is seen ahead of the EURO 2016 Qualifier match between Scotland and Georgia at Ibrox Stadium on October 11, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Rangers are looking to bring goalkeeper Daniel Bachmann to Ibrox.

Daniel Bachmann of Kilmarnock FC collects the ball during the Scottish Cup 5th Round match between Kilmarnock and Rangers at Rugby Park on February 9, 2019 in Kilmarnock, Scotland.

Rangers have been linked with a move to sign Watford goalkeeper Daniel Bachmann – but he has told the London Evening Standard that he intends to stay at Vicarage Road.

The Gers already have a star goalkeeper in Allan McGregor, but he's now 37, and heading towards the end of his career, whilst Wes Foderingham is likely to leave to pursue first-team football.

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That may leave Rangers in the market for their goalkeeper of the future, and Bachmann has popped up on their radar after a superb loan spell with Kilmarnock.

 

The 24-year-old Austrian has had spells with a number of clubs, but finally showed off his quality in a season-long spell in Scotland, and he now returns to Watford with his future up in the air.

Bachmann has told The Scottish Sun that he's held talks with Rangers about a move to Ibrox, but was keeping his options open – and he now seems to have decided his future.

Bachmann has suggested that he is keen to push on and challenge Ben Foster at Watford, seemingly hinting that he won't be Ibrox-bound and will instead battle for his place at Watford.

17th February 2019, Rugby Park, Kilmarnock, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Kilmarnock versus Celtic; Daniel Bachmann of Kilmarnock gives instructions to his defense for a free...

“I’m keen to push on. I’m coming back on July 1 with the others and I’m looking forward to the challenge,” said Bachmann.

“Obviously I know Ben [Foster] has had an incredible season. It will be tough to get past him but football is all about competition and waiting for your chance. I think the competition will do us both good and I’m ready to play,” he added.

That may well be a blow to Steven Gerrard and co, but Rangers wouldn't be able to offer him first-team football right now anyway, and he may be a name to keep eye on for next summer if he hasn't broken through at Watford.

A general view of Ibrox Stadium is seen ahead of the EURO 2016 Qualifier match between Scotland and Georgia at Ibrox Stadium on October 11, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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