Reported target Greg Taylor has a strange history with Rangers

A general view of Ibrox Stadium ahead of the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on May 12, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Rangers reportedly want to bring left-back Greg Taylor back to Ibrox from Scottish Premiership rivals Kilmarnock.

3rd February 2018, Rugby Park, Kilmarnock, Scotland; Scottish Premiership football, Kilmarnock versus Celtic; Jordan Jones and Greg Taylor celebrate at the final whistle

Greg Taylor has plenty of history with Rangers.

The Scotland international left-back spent six years in the Gers' academy after all, before being released and joining Scottish Premiership rivals Kilmarnock. He was, as the old cliché goes, just ‘too small’.

Though it’s fair to say Taylor has shown Rangers what they’re missing while making his name at Rugby Park. The 21-year-old is now one of the most highly-rated full-backs in the league and, according to the Daily Record, Rangers would love to bring him back to Ibrox.


With Celtic and Hull City also keen, and with his £400,000 price tag set to rise after his first international outing against Belgium, the Glasgow giants have a real battle on their hands.

Taylor himself isn’t one to back away from a battle, however. Back in August 2016, he was sent off for a horrific lunging tackle on one-time Rangers midfielder Joey Barton – a challenge he himself admitted was a ‘moment of madness’.

Joey Barton of Rangers  during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Hamilton Academical at Ibrox Stadium on August 6, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland.

“I’m not a malicious person. Obviously I’d made a mistake but I just have to learn from it,” Taylor said, speaking to the Scottish Sun.

Taylor has matured since then and, at the age of 21, would walk into this current Rangers team who have struggled at left-back all season.

Greg Taylor of Scotland and Youri Tielemans of Belgium fight for the ball during the 2020 UEFA European Championships group I qualifying match between Belgium and Scotland at King Baudouin...

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