Report: Rangers already making plans to sign ‘top drawer’ star on free transfer
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Report: Rangers already making plans to sign 'top drawer' star on free transfer

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Rangers are poised to make a move for Dundee United goalkeeper Benjamin Siegrist, according to the Daily Mail.

The player, who was once described as ‘top drawer’ by Micky Mellon, is free to discuss terms with other clubs due to entering the final six months of his contract.

Similarly, Gers current goalkeepers Allan McGregor and Jon McLaughlin are out of contract in the summer.

Current number one McGregor turns 40 at the end of January and it looks as though Giovanni Van Bronckhorst is looking to replace them with one of the SPFL’s top keepers.

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Siegrist story so far

Siegrist signed for United from Vaduz in 2018 and has proven to be a shrewd bit of business.

The Swiss stopper has appeared for the club 124 times, conceding 120 goals and keeping 47 clean sheets.

The shot stopper is yet to be capped at senior level for Switzerland, facing tough competition from Yann Sommer for the national team gloves.

Moving to a club the size of Rangers would do his national team aspirations no harm.

Speaking to the Courier he said “It’s a dream for a young boy. I’ve represented Switzerland until I was with the Under-21s.”

Several clubs, including Southampton are pondering a deal, with Celtic previously showing an interest.

However, he may not need much convincing to remain in Scottish football with the potential carrot of playing Champions League football at Ibrox.

Dundee United look resigned to the fact he will leave, signing Finnish goalkeeper Carljohan Eriksson this week.

Rangers January transfer window

Siegrist may not be the only player at Utd that Ross Wilson is monitoring, with an apparent interest in midfielder Jeando Fuchs.

The Scottish Champions are looking to tie up a couple of pre-contract signings in the January transfer window with reported moves for Hearts John Souttar and Vitesse captain Danilho Doekhi.

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