December 7, 2021

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‘Still trying’: Manager discusses contract rebel’s future after claims Rangers want him at Ibrox

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Rangers are looking to lure Hearts defender John Souttar to Ibrox, and boss Robbie Neilson fears losing the Scotland international.

The Scottish Daily Mail reported earlier this week that Rangers fancy signing Souttar in the January transfer window.

Souttar would allegedly cost in the region of £500,000, with Blackburn Rovers, Middlesbrough and Stoke City also keen.

Souttar became a Scotland hero in midweek, scoring the opening goal in a superb 2-0 home win over Denmark.

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After a terrible battle with injuries over the years, Souttar is now earning the praise he deserves – and the interest is coming.

With concerns over Connor Goldson’s contract, Rangers could launch a move for Souttar in 2022.

Souttar is out of contract at the end of the season and could simply walk way from Hearts.

Hearts boss Neilson now seems a little concerned about Souttar’s future given that he has just a matter of months left on his deal.

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Neilson has told The Scottish Sun that it becomes harder to keep players like Souttar the better they perform.

With Rangers lurking, Neilson has admitted that talks are ongoing with Souttar in an attempt to keep him at Tynecastle.

“The better the team does, the higher up the league they are, it’s harder to keep all the players,” said Neilson. “We have got a number coming out of contract who teams might be interested in, but it’s part and parcel of the game and something you just have to accept.”

“We’re speaking to John. There are a number of players we’re speaking to, but that’s the way football is. It goes back and forwards, back and forwards. Joe is still dealing with it, still trying to see if we can get some sort of agreement on it,” he added.

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