St Mirren goalkeeper Vaclav Hladky has revealed that Rangers are one of the teams that are interested in signing him, with his contract at the Saints expiring in the summer.
The Czech shot-stopper does say, though, that he could snub the Old Firm club and aim for a move to the English Championship as he has ambitions of playing in the Premier League:
“Rangers are interested in me and some negotiations are underway. But playing in England is the big dream. The biggest dream is to play in the Premier League but that is a big jump.”
“I know I will need to make another step first on the way. I’m not crazy enough to think I can go from St Mirren directly to the English top division. Going to the Championship would be ideal for me. That is preferable to staying in Scotland.”
Hladky is not exactly a young keeper at 28 years of age and the fact that he has found himself playing for a team at the bottom of the Scottish Premiership doesn’t suggest he will have a host of teams desperate to sign him.
Even so, he has been in superb form since arriving from Slovan Liberec last January. This season, he has made 15 appearances, conceding 14 and keeping seven clean sheets.
Rangers’ interest in Hladky is likely due to the fact that Wes Foderingham’s contract expires in June. Manager Steven Gerrard has already suggested that Allan McGregor will be handed a new deal.