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Former Rangers FC centre-back David Bates is currently one of the most sought-after players in European football – if reports are to be believed.

David Bates joined Rangers in 2016 on a development loan following which he signed a permanent deal at the end of the 2016-17 season.

But both the parties failed to agree on a new deal forcing David Bates to be sold off to Hamburger SV.

After the move, everyone thought that Bates’ career was on a downfall given that Hamburger SV play in the second tier of German football.

Now though reports are claiming that the 22-year-old has spiked the interest of a number of Premier League clubs.

Clubs like Southampton and Watford are planning to make a move for David Bates at the end of the season but Arsenal and Everton are said to be favourites to land the centre-back given their popularity.

David Bates’s current contract with Hamburger SV runs out in 2022 meaning the German outfit will hopefully not be doing business before the end of the season.

While Rangers are not particularly missing the presence of David Bates but if the 22-year-old were still at Ibrox, the Teddy Bears could have juiced out a hefty transfer fee from his sale.

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