Gers eyeing Seagull
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Rangers are thought to be interested in Brighton defender Daniel Harding.Rangers are thought to be interested in Brighton & Hove Albion defender Daniel Harding.
The Old Firm giants may look to lure the England Under-21 international to Ibrox in January's transfer window, with Gers boss Alex McLeish reportedly monitoring the progress of the promising left back.
The Seagulls are keen to extend the 20-year-old's contract with the English Championship club, but with Harding hesitating on putting pen-to-paper, the South Coast club might consider selling the defender during the transfer window.
Brighton boss Mark McGhee believes Harding has the ability to become a proven talent with a club like Rangers in the future.
"Harding is a guy who has maybe played about 35 first team games at the minute and who has broken through on the international scene with the England Under-21s," McGhee said.
"He is tall, very quick and a good solid defender. He is at his best as a left back in a four-man defence.
"We know there is interest there from a number of clubs and we are trying very hard indeed to secure him on a longer contract at Brighton.
"Unfortunately, Daniel isn't keen to do that at this stage and that might well mean we have to sell him in January.
"I don't think he is a Rangers player at this stage, but he has the potential to reach the top level.
"I'm convinced he'll make the grade and it's all about experience and learning the game at this stage of his career."
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