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Rangers have a ready-made replacement for Joe Worrall within their ranks

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Rangers have a ready-made replacement for Joe Worrall within their ranks

Nikola Katic has not started too many times this season and will hope to play more football during 2019/20.

Rangers will go in search of quality additions to their squad next year as they aim to charge down the Celtic dominance.

The Hoops should complete a triple treble this season, leaving Steven Gerrard with work to do in order to make Rangers great again.

According to the Evening Times, the Gers boss wants to land impressive Hearts defender John Souttar. The 22-year-old has played 30 times this season for the Jam Tarts.


With Joe Worrall returning to Nottingham Forest, Gerrard will have a void to fill at the back.

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Souttar is undoubtedly a decent player but the Evening Times report claims that he could cost £2 million – a substantial sum for a Scottish club to be paying out.

Signing a central defender is something Gerrard probably needs to do, but does he really need to pay such a fee for one?

Securing the man from Hearts would also represent another blow for Nikola Katic.

The Croatian defender has failed to nail down a spot in Gerrard’s first team this season, having signed from NK Slaven Belupo for £2 million (Belfast Telegraph).

MOSCOW, RUSSIA – NOVEMBER 8, 2018: Rangers Glasgow’s Nikola Katic after the 2018/19 UEFA Europa League Group G Round 4 football match against Spartak Moscow at Otkrytie Arena. Spartak Moscow won the game 4-3. Sergei Fadeichev/TASS (Photo by Sergei FadeichevTASS via Getty Images)

Despite spending £2 million on Katic, the Rangers boss has thrown his weight behind loan star Worrall this season, much to the dismay of some Gers supporters.

Souttar, of course, can play, but so can Katic and having waited patiently for a chance, he deserves the opportunity to stake his claim to partner Connor Goldson next season.

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