Rangers are reportedly interested in signing Norwich City centre-back Timm Klose this summer, with the Swiss colossus’ contract set to expire at the end of the season. But do Old Firm rivals Celtic need him more?
The Gers certainly need a centre-back. They do currently have four centre-backs, but Joe Worrall is only on loan from Nottingham Forest, while Gareth McAuley’s contract is set to expire at the end of the season.
The Sun on Sunday (28/4; page 59) claim that Rangers are interested in landing the 30-year-old this summer. However, it is believed Norwich are doing their utmost to keep the Switzerland international at Carrow Road.
The Canaries may find that they have a strong chance of doing just that, now that Norwich have gained promotion from the Championship into the Premier League. Klose has played 31 league games, scoring four times.
So, Rangers certainly need a centre-back and Klose would be a top addition given that he has Premier League experience and is available on a free transfer. But do Celtic need him more?
Celtic are also set to lose centre-backs this summer. Indeed, their best central defender Dedryck Boyata is set to leave the Scottish champions on a free transfer, while Filip Benkovic is only on loan from Leicester City.
Marvin Compper and Jack Hendry are struggling for game time with question marks surrounding whether they are good enough. Jozo Simunovic has had troubles with injury again, and still can be somewhat of a liability.
Rangers are set to keep their best centre-back in Connor Goldson, while Nikola Katic has also been strong. But Celtic are to lose their best options at the back, and signing Klose would fill that gap.
That means Celtic need Klose much more than Rangers do. But as of yet, there is no reported interest from Parkhead in the Swiss giant.