Rangers and Celtic are vying to sign Feyenoord midfielder Renato Tapia, according to reports in the Dutch media. The Peruvian international is out of contract in the summer, and his club are looking to sell him during the January transfer window.
He has been a regular first-team player for the Eredivisie side, making 23 appearances in all competitions this campaign. The 24-year-old was signed for £2m from FC Twente in 2016, but it’s likely that Feyenoord will have to accept a far lower amount in order to prevent him from leaving for nothing at the end of the season.
Tapia has 47 caps for Peru, having played at the 2018 World Cup as well as the Copa America last year. He generally plays as a defensive midfielder but can drop back into defence.
Whether Rangers boss Stever Gerrard would want another holding midfield player, it is debatable. The Gers already have the likes of Glen Kamara, Ryan Jack and Steven Davis who can play in that position.