Rangers Target Josh Doig as Sassuolo Relegation Threat Opens Transfer Door

Scottish Under-21 captain Josh Doig could be on the move again this summer despite joining Sassuolo in January. Sassuolo is currently in serious danger of relegation from Serie A, sitting five points from safety with only four games remaining.

This relegation threat has reportedly opened the door for a transfer, with Lazio emerging as a potential destination for Doig. The Italian giants are interested in signing the young defender for a lower price than the £4.5 million Sassuolo paid Hellas Verona in January.

However, Lazio might not be Doig’s only option. Rangers could also be interested. Rangers are in need of a left-back after finalizing the sale of Borna Barisic to Trabzonspor. While they previously held an interest in Doig, their initial target Jefte ultimately decided to stay with APOEL.

The situation regarding Ridvan Yilmaz also remains unclear, with Turkish media reporting that he wants to return to Turkey. Ridvan Yilmaz has not been able to establish himself in Philippe Clement’s team and his departure from the club is quite possible. Therefore, the left-back position will be a priority signing in the transfer window.

Doig’s potential relegation with Sassuolo could be a fortunate turn of events for Rangers, who are still searching for a replacement left-back. This summer transfer window could see a battle between Lazio and Rangers for the signature of the promising Scottish defender.

Josh Doig has had a solid debut season in Serie A. The Scottish defender has made 26 league appearances for Hellas Verona this season, contributing one assist.

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Rangers should have a particular focus on bringing back Scottish talents who are plying across Europe but have yet to find a place at Scotland’s best club.