By Gabriel Agbonlahor

17th Mar, 2021 | 8:00pm

Agbonlahor suggests real reason for McGregor's protracted Rangers contract talks

Gabby Agbonlahor has claimed Allan McGregor could be holding out for a two-year contract offer from Rangers.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Aston Villa and England striker insisted the goalkeeper will not be demanding more wages and there is no rush for the deal to be completed.

Football Insider revealed last week McGregor has privately told his friends he is set to put pen to paper on a new deal that will keep him at Ibrox beyond his 40th birthday.

This site revealed in December that Gerrard believes the ex-Scotland number one can continue to perform at the highest level and had given the green light to an extension.

Gerrard told the press after his wonder save against Slavia Prague last week that he wants McGregor to stay at the club next season.

Asked why a new contract had not yet been formally signed yet, Agbonlahor told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley: “Maybe the length of it.

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“Rangers may only want to give him a year because of his age and maybe he wants two years for some security.

“I’m sure it will only be the finer details. I’m sure it won’t be wages, so I’m sure it will be sooner rather than later.

“It’ll be sorted, there’s no rush for this deal to happen. Give it time.

“They’ve still got the Europa League to play for.”

McGregor has kept 20 clean sheets in 35 games across all competitions this season.

As well as his incredible save in the Czech capital, the 39-year-old made a vital intervention in their 1-0 win over Celtic in January.

In other news, Alan Hutton has claimed an in-demand Rangers teen that Peter Lovenkrands has raved about could be set for a first-team promotion.