Rangers enquire about Paterson

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Rangers are interested in signing Hearts defender Callum Paterson, according to a report.

The Daily Record claim that Gers manager Pedro Caixinha has expressed an interest in the 22-year-old full-back and is keen on taking him to Ibrox in the summer.

The report details that the Scotland international is out of contract at the end of the season and has received “two concrete offers” from Championship clubs.

Paterson’s contract at Tynecastle expires this summer and he is available to speak to other clubs as he completes a free transfer.

The right-back has enjoyed a strong season for Hearts and showed his qualities by scoring 10 goals in 25 appearances across all competitions.

However, he missed the second half of the season due to a serious knee injury and is working on recovering to full fitness.

Paterson is a five-time Scotland international and is now preparing to say goodbye to Hearts, who he has made 162 appearances for since graduating through their academy.

The defender has scored 39 goals and supplied 21 assists in return, proving that he could help an attacking Rangers outfit.

He would provide stiff competition for Gers right-back James Tavernier, who is also much better offensively than tracking back.

Caixinha is set for a massive summer overhaul as he looks to bolster his squad and Paterson would fit the bill of an experienced campaigner in the Scottish top flight.

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