Czech Republic goalkeeper Václav Hladký, who signed for St Mirren in January 2018, has exceeded all expectations during his 18-month-contract.

The 29-year-old keeper has been a phenomenal success in the SPFL and is available to Glasgow Rangers on a free transfer – with interest from the Ibrox club in the custodian, according to the Scottish Sun.

Hladký was capped by the Czech Republic from U16’s up to U20’s level before he eventually joined the Paisley side, from FC Slovan Liberec.

He was a foreign goalkeeper with tremendous potential, but would he settle properly?

Due to the lacking Paisley budget, they only offered Hladký a medium sized deal, with a view to keeping their future options open.

The board quickly realised how much of an asset the reported Rangers target was becoming, and by the time they discussed an extension clause, he held out for a bigger club.

If you ask any of his Paisley buddies, they mention the consistent displays, his top class talent and very impressive shot-stopping ability. 

With Wes Foderingham and Jak Alnwick’s having left Rangers recently, Hladký could be provide a real challenge to Allan McGregor for the August start.

Young Rangers-supporting goalkeeper Robby McCrorie is earmarked by Steven Gerrard for another year-long loan deal to gain more experience. 

Many Rangers fans are looking forward to the day both McCrorie twins (Ross and Robby) are playing regularly in Gerrard’s first team together.

However, the St Mirren keeper has managed an outstanding achievement of keeping 10 clean sheets, and spectacular saves in the season’s 30 relegation battles and would be an astute signing for the Gers this summer.

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