Rangers plotting shock swoop on Newcastle cult hero in Joey Barton reunion

Rangers are plotting a shock swoop for the recently released Newcastle United defender Steven Taylor, according to the Scottish Sun.

Yesterday saw the 30-year old Geordie end a 21 year career with the North East giants as manager Rafa Benitez plots his massive overhaul of a Toon Army squad recently relegated.

Now, the Gers are reportedly exploring the idea of luring the former England under-21 international to Ibrox as they gear up for a season back in the top flight.

Having already signed former teammate Joey Barton, the two could be reunited North of the Border in a major revamp of Mark Warburton’s squad.

The likes of Liverpool’s Jordan Rossiter and Accrington Stanley pair Josh Windass and Matt Crooks have also penned deals with the Glasgow giants.

Recently promoted Hull City, as well as Championship outfit Brighton, are also thought to be considering moves for the vastly experienced free agent in the coming weeks.