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Rangers target Vassilis Lambropoulos played a major part in Celtic misery earlier this season

Steven Gerrard may have already brought a plethora of centre-backs to Ibrox in the summer, but it appears he wants more.

As reported by SDNA, Rangers are after the mouthful of a defender Vassilis Lambropoulos of AEK Athens.

According to the report, AEK are concerned that they will now lose a host of players in the winter, after dropping out of Europe by finishing bottom of their Champions League group. Rangers are, therefore, expected to capitalise and offer Lambropoulos a way out.

If Rangers fans wanted an extra reason to like the 28-year-old defender then remember this. He was pivotal in Celtic not making it to the Champions League this season.

ATHENS, GREECE – AUGUST 14: Marko Livaja, (F) of AEK Athens celebrates his golal during the UEFA Champions League, Qualifying Third Round 2nd Leg match between AEK Athens and Celtic, at OAKA stadium, on August 14, 2018 in Athens, Greece. (Photo by MB Media/Getty Images)

The Bhoys, Rangers’ Old Firm rivals, went out of qualifying after AEK’s 2-1 home win in the Greek capital, Celtic went out 3-2 on aggregate. The crucial goal ended up being Marko Livaja’s second in Athens. The man who assisted him? Lambropoulos.

He rose above Jack Hendry in the box to head down for Livaja to finish.

Rangers always give their new signings the benefit of the doubt when they arrive at Ibrox. It usually leads to a very warm Ibrox welcome. Remembering how Lambropoulos made Celtic fans miserable earlier this season will make that Glasgow welcome even warmer.