With Glasgow Rangers looking for new recruits but looking to keep a tight budget, experienced German defender Benedikt Höwedes could be a shrewd addition.

The free agent won the World Cup with Germany in 2014, and was one of only three players to play every minute of the tournament. 

The versatile Höwedes has described himself as a ‘multi-functional player’ who plays at centre back or as a left or right-sided full-back.

Could Rangers use this highly experienced 44-capped German star who is only 32 and is currently available on a free transfer?  

This ex-Juventus, Lokomotiv Moscow and Schalke defender could be a coup for the Glasgow giants, and for a mere signing on fee.

He is a large, extremely versatile, reliable, and tenacious defender, but would cost Rangers a reasonably high wage outlay.

Concentrating more on defence and picking the right blend of talent, ability, height and toughness, will get better results to win cups and titles.

With Glasgow Rangers’ limited finances, they are understandably bringing quality younger players into the Ibrox first team squad, for little expense.

Eventually, Rangers may be forced into buying a few high priced gems to compliment, augment their experience and reliability to a younger team. 

Some Rangers fans, myself included have been disappointed with whom the boss favours – centre half and ex-Brighton’s Connor Goldson.

In a recent fans poll, Nikola Katic well outstripped Goldson, due to the fact he is younger, better in the air and far braver than the Englishman. 

Not forgetting young aggressive George Edmundson and the Swedish Internationalist Filip Helander, – who is left-sided and well worth a run. 

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