Dundee United boss Robbie Neilson has had his say on rumours linking Rangers’ Lee Wallace to Tannadice, insisting there are no plans to sign the 31-year old.

The former Rangers captain is out of contract in the summer. He looks poised to leave Ibrox, with the Daily Record reporting the Tangerines are interested in the left-back.

The former Hearts left-back has been in Glasgow since 2011. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Despite reported links, Neilson said he is a fan of Wallace, but won’t be signing him this summer.

He told Wednesday’s BBC Sportsound programme: “I saw that this morning. I know Lee well from my time at Hearts. He’s a very good player.

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“It was news to me when I saw it in the papers today. He’s a fantastic player. I’m sure Lee will have a lot of options. Whether it be Scotland, England or abroad.

Neilson is a fan of the Gers left-back. (Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images)

“He’s a very, very good player so there will be a lot of teams interested in Lee.”

Wallace needs a change of scenery

Whilst he hasn’t played much this season, the full-back still has great ability. He has been left out in the cold by Steven Gerrard, some may say unfairly, and needs a move to revitalise his career.

It would be a real coup for United if they were to get him, but Neilson has seemingly shut down all thoughts of that. Considering the club could still be in the Championship next year, Wallace may feel he can still do it in Scotland’s top flight.

Wallace is a good player.  (IAN KINGTON/AFP/Getty Images)

Teams like Hearts and Aberdeen should be sniffing around the left-back. After Max Lowe’s departure this summer, the Dons will need a left sided full-back. They can’t go far wrong with Wallace.

Hearts are currently switching left-backs like the weather as first-choice Ben Garrucio is out with a long-term injury. Wallace could be the key to fixing that problem, and even staking his own claim to make the spot his own.

He has to leave Ibrox this season if he doesn’t want his career to wither. That looks very likely and Scottish clubs should be looking to take advantage of this bargain deal.

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