Joey Barton would be the leader Rangers need for their return to the Scottish Premiership, according to former player Ronald de Boer.
The 33-year-old midfielder is in talks with Gers over a three-year contract and visited Ibrox and the club’s Murray Park training ground on Saturday.
Barton was reportedly only offered a one-year extension at Burnley after helping them win the Sky Bet Championship but wants a longer deal.
Former Holland midfielder De Boer, who played for Rangers between 2000 and 2004, claimed the Englishman’s experience would help the Light Blues after a four-year absence from the top flight.
He said: “If he comes I think it will be a good signing. He has the knowledge of thethe. game, he has seen everything.
“Being back after so many years, you want to have a great start so you need a leader and I think Joey Barton can do that. It sends out the message that they really want to challenge for the title.”