Rangers would win the race to sign John Souttar from Hearts in the January window.
Clubs in England – Blackburn Rovers and Sheffield United – are vying for his signing. However, the Gers made a strong pitch, according to Daily Record reports.
Souttar, who is out of contract at the end of the season, is drawn to the prospect of playing in Europe for Rangers next season.
The report claims the Scotland defender is considering all of his options but as it stands he prefers to move to Rangers.
He wants a “crack in the Champions League” which places the Gers slightly favorite in the race, even if the English clubs offer him money.
The 25-year-old has already traveled to the south to discuss pre-contract talks but is now considering staying in Scotland.
In this case, a move to Ibrox is a strong possibility.
The Rangers are building something exciting under Giovanni van Bronckhorst. The Gers won the Scottish Premiership last season under Steven Gerrard, and it looks like the Dutchman is taking the squad to the next level.
He’s made a dream start at his new club, winning all of his league games, and the Rangers are the favorites to retain the SPFL title again.
The attraction of playing in European competitions is too great to be dismissed out of hand. While the monetary outlook is a huge incentive, every ambitious player wants to show his talent in the big European matches.
This is something that championship clubs cannot offer Souttar.
In other Rangers news, a young star is on loan loan to England after a call from a Premier League legend.