Celtic should move for reported Rangers target Edson Mexer

By Connor Gordon

May 4, 2019

Celtic must swoop in to sign reported Rangers target Edson Mexer from Rennes.

The Mozambique international is out of contract at the end of the season and is being linked with a move.

French sport site l’Equipe reports that the Gers gaffer was in a restaurant in the city this week.

The Bhoys are a far better fit for Mexer and they’ll be in the market for someone with his profile.

Celtic the more suitable move for Mexer

The 30-year-old defender only has until the end of the season before he departs Rennes.

Edson Mexer is out of contract in the summer. (Photo by Vincent Michel/Icon Sport via Getty Images)

A new deal hasn’t been found leaving him open to pre-contract negotiations.

With the likes of Dedryck Boyata and Filip Benkovic for the off, the Hoops need to bring in someone of Mexer’s quality.

He is a strong towering defender who excels in the air and is a massive threat from corners.

The Hoops have lacked someone who can score from a cross or a set-piece for a long while.

He might not be the most comfortable on the ball, but he is a fantastic tackler and loves a last gasp effort.

Steven Gerrard reportedly in Rennes to seal the deal with Edson Mexer. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

If Gerrard can pull this off, then Rangers have a player on their hands.

Lets hope for everyone in green’s sake, someone at the club will swoop in.

Edson Mexer has the experience and ability

A tag that follows Kristoffer Ajer at the moment is that he should be playing with an older head.

At 30, Mexer would be the ideal partner for Ajer as they are two different players.

Ajer is more technical while Mexer is the brute at the back for Rennes.

He would be able to talk games through with the Norwegian and show him a different side to the game.

Edson Mexer scores equaliser against PSG at the weekend in cup final. (Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images)

Mexer just won the Coupe de France at the weekend with Rennes, beating Paris Saint-Germain.

His side were 2-0 down but with Mexer scoring the equaliser from a header, the match went to penalties and Rennes won their first title in 48 years against all odds.

Not only that, Mexer was a stalwart in his side getting to the last 16 of this season’s Europa League.

He was in the side which defeated Real Betis over two legs and Arsenal at home.

Mexer is a man waiting for a massive club to take him away and Celtic should be that team.