Norwich City boss Daniel Farke has confirmed his side are close to an agreement with Rangers for defender Russell Martin.
The 32-year-old arrived in Glasgow earlier to undergo a medical with the Ibrox giants as Gers boss Graeme Murty revamps his squad ahead of the second-half of the Scottish Premiership season.
Martin is expected to sign a season-long loan deal with the Gers where he will be reunited with former Norwich youth coach Murty.
Farke confirmed the “clubs were close” to a deal for Martin as he spoke to the media ahead of Norwich’s FA Cup clash with Chelsea.
“Russell Martin is quite similar to Cameron. He’s at Rangers now and the clubs are pretty close. I expect that it will be done soon,” Farke said, as quoted by the Norwich’s official Twitter account.
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Martin has made over 300 appearances for Norwich during his time at Carrow Road but has struggled to force his way into the side this season.
The defender will become Rangers’ fifth signing of the January transfer window after Sean Goss, Jamie Murphy and Jason Cummings all arrived on loan while Declan John completed a permanent switch from Cardiff City.
Martin could make his debut for the Ibrox side when they face Highland League minnows Fraserburgh in the fourth round of the Scottish Cup on Sunday at tiny Bellslea Park.
The 32-year-old has picked up 29 caps for Scotland but hasn’t featured for the national team since March 2017.
In other Rangers news, this international is expected to undergo a medical with the Gers on Tuesday.
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