Rangers 'tracking right-back' as they brace themselves for James Tavernier January exit

Rangers target Leonel Di Placido.
Rangers target Leonel Di Placido.
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Rangers are looking into the possibility of signing Leonel Di Placido as they brace themselves for January interest in captain James Tavernier, according to the Scottish Sun.

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The Argentine right-back currently plays for Lanus in his country's top division and is said to be rated around £1 million.

He's previously been called up to the Argentina squad but has yet to receive a full cap. He believes moving to Europe will help him achieve this ambition.

The 25-year-old holds an Italian passport and would therefore not require a work permit as things currently stand.

Rangers are putting together a contingency plan in case Tavernier moves down south in the next transfer window.

The right-back was reportedly the target of Newcastle United though the English transfer window closed without Tavernier moving away from Ibrox.

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