Rangers ‘reignite interest’ in Birmingham City ace as £4.2m swap deal touted

Birmingham City captain Dion Sanderson has been linked with a transfer away to Scottish Premiership giants Rangers.Birmingham City captain Dion Sanderson has been linked with a transfer away to Scottish Premiership giants Rangers.
Birmingham City captain Dion Sanderson has been linked with a transfer away to Scottish Premiership giants Rangers. | Getty Images
Rangers have reportedly reignited their interest in Birmingham City defender Dion Sanderson.

Blues’ captain is the subject of renewed speculation following Birmingham’s relegation from the Championship to League One.

Sanderson played 37 times in the English second tier last season but wasn’t able to steer his side away from the drop. It was a tricky end to the campaign, too, as the 24-year-old was temporarily stripped of the captaincy following an alleged drink driving incident.

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One of our sister publications, Sunderland Echo, has revived the talk around Sanderson’s future. Formerly of Sunderland having spent the 2020/21 season on loan at Stadium of Light, the centre-back has been tipped to switch Birmingham for Glasgow by signing for Rangers.

Sanderson has been linked to the Scottish Premiership giants consistently over recent windows and that interest could be reinvigorated in the coming weeks. If it is, Birmingham would be keen on seeing reported transfer target Connor Goldson move in the other direction in a swap deal.

The ex-Brighton & Hove Albion star has been a tremendous servant at Ibrox Stadium, with 309 appearances, 23 goals and 15 assists to his name in six years. Goldson has a current transfer value of £5 million (£4.2 million), as per Transfermarkt.

Dion Sanderson has already addressed Birmingham future

Blues fans shouldn’t worry a great deal about Sanderson’s future, at least judging off his recent Instagram activity. Posting on June 14, the defender said: “Hello Bluenoses, I haven’t been on social media for some time now. I felt it was important for me to take a step back and reflect on these past few months.

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“It’s been tough to deal with as a player, a captain and as a person. I want to apologise to you all for the mistakes I’ve made both on and off the pitch.

“Birmingham City is my home. It’s a privilege to represent this football club and to feel the love and support of the fans, from the moment I arrive at the stadium to the minute I step off the pitch.

“Hope to see you all very soon and most importantly, thank you. Your support has been incredible. KRO,” Sanderson concluded.

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