Bolton Wanderers defender Mark Beevers has been targeted by Rangers for a move north of the border, according to the Scotsman.
After Bruno Alves, David Bates and Russell Martin all left the club this summer, Steven Gerrard is on the lookout for new options at the heart of his defence.
The 28-year-old is seen as a defender who can join for a reasonable fee given Bolton’s ongoing financial issues.
Beevers joined Wanderers from Millwall in the 2016 summer transfer window and played every minute of last season apart from two games.
Given how much they struggled last season, it would be a surprise if Phil Parkinson was so willing to part with his first choice centre-back.
But with just one year left on his contract, the club may be tempted to cash in on him now instead of losing him on a free in a year.
So would Beevers be a dam good signing for Rangers?
It’s an interesting one, Beevers hasn’t exactly set the world on fire but he’s steady and dependable for Bolton.
I think he could be a success at Ibrox. He wouldn’t cost Jake Cooper money either which would please the owners.
It’s an interesting one.
He’s solid, though, and Rangers obviously can’t go for the big money players as things stand.
I think he’d end up a shrewd arrival.
I think that Rangers could do much better than Beevers, even though the dominant centre-half is a good Championship performer.
Beevers is strong in the air and no-nonsense at the back, which appeals to Rangers.
If I was Steven Gerrard, I would go all out to land 23-year-old Millwall defender Jake Cooper.
Beevers has had a stuttering career at the Macron Stadium. His form for Millwall saw him move up north and start life at Wanderers with promotion to the Championship.
Last season, however, was much tougher for the former Sheffield Wednesday man.
His form and ability were once of the only bright notes during a dismal season for the Trotters.
It would be a good signing for Rangers as the defender is comfortable on the ball, he has the ability to win in the air and his physical presence would intimidate opposition attackers.
He is no Jake Cooper who Rangers were after but it is still a very solid alternative.