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Rangers Transfer News: Gers linked with experienced International central defender

Reports down south claim Rangers could be on the brink of signing an International defender with Champions League experience.

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Mark Warburton could strengthen his defence with a summer move for Maccabi Tel Aviv central defender Eitan Tibi according to reports.

The 28-year old Israeli international is being considered by Mark Warburton to provide competition for Danny Wilson and Rob Kiernan as he looks to push his side to a serious crack at winning the title in Rangers' first season back in the top flight. Capped 20 times by his country, Tibi can fill in at left back if required although is primarily a central defender.

Tibi made 23 appearances last season for Maccabi Tel Aviv as they finished second in the Israeli league to Hapoel Beer Sheva and also played in five of Tel Aviv's six games in the Champions League group stages.

With only Wilson and Kiernan available as recognised centre-backs Warburton will need to strengthen his defence ahead of the new season if he wants to challenge Brendan Rodgers' Celtic side.