Reported Glasgow Rangers target Vaclav Hladky is now a free agent as Steven Gerrard finds himself two goalkeepers down at Ibrox this summer.
Hladky was heavily linked with a move to Rangers during the January transfer window, but nothing came of it in the end.
However, the Czech ace has recently been linked with the Ibrox club once again, the Sunday Post claiming he’s on Gerrard’s radar as a back-up to Allan McGregor.
Hladky had been in brilliant form for St Mirren this season, making 38 appearances and keeping 10 clean sheets in the Scottish Premiership and 14 in all competitions.
Rangers are now two goalkeepers short after Wes Foderingham and Jak Alnwick saw their contracts expire.
The Light Blues still have Andy Firth and Robby McCrorie on their books but Gerrard reportedly wants an experienced keeper for domestic and European challenges.
And with St Mirren confirming that Hladky has now left the Buddies, it’s up to Rangers now to make their move.
“For me he’s at least 10 points of a difference because he is one of the stand-out goalkeepers in the division,” Rangers cult hero Alex Rae told the Scottish Sun in March.
Truth be told, how often does the opportunity arise to snap up one of the division’s top players for absolutely nothing?
Hladky, who stands an imposing 6ft 3in, has clocked up 18 months in Scottish football and is familiar with the league and the teams within.
Given every point makes a difference when it comes to Rangers and Celtic’s title battle, a player who can earn his side “at least 10 points” extra a season should be high on the Ibrox side’s wishlist.