Broadcaster: One new Rangers deal in the bag, a second all but done
Rangers’ talks with goalkeeper Wes Foderingham are “progressing well” and he closes in on signing a new contract, according to a reliable broadcaster.
RockSport presenter Bill Young claimed on his personal Twitter account on Friday that Foderingham’s talks over extending his deal beyond 2020 are all but done after he only signed a new contract in September.
Young also reported that a deal was “done” to keep Josh Windass at Ibrox – with the attacker thought to have agreed a new contract until 2021.
Contract extension talks between Rangers and Wes Foderingham progressing well according to my sources. Windass deal to keep him at Ibrox done.
— Bill Young (@BillRockSport) February 16, 2018
Foderingham has been one of the Gers’ best performers this season and has earned a new deal with the Light Blues looking to tie down key players on long-term contracts.
The shot-stopper joined the Ibrox giants from Swindon in 2015 and has made 122 appearances for the Gers, lifting the Scottish Championship and Scottish Challenge Cup.
The 27-year-old will be hoping he can help the Gers end a seven-year major trophy drought and lift the Scottish Cup this season after not tasting success since winning the 2011 Scottish title.
Windass has found fantastic goalscoring form since Graeme Murty took the reins in October with 11 of his 12 goals this season coming in the 17 games following Pedro Caixinha’s sacking.
The attacker’s current deal runs until 2020 although the former Accrington Stanley star has been attracting interest from the Championship recently.
Football Insider verdict
The moves by Rangers to tie down key first-team players to new deals makes perfect sense – although giving Foderingham a new deal so soon after his last is a little odd – and shows, for the first time in a long time, some planning at Ibrox. Mark Allen really looks to have got his feet under him after coming in for some unfair criticism earlier in the season but is now showing his worth through the club’s recruitment and retention of players. All Rangers need now is a long-term manager and things will really be looking rosy for the Ibrox giants.
In other Rangers news, a stunning £50,000-a-week deal is on offer to a Light Blues first teamer in game-changing development.
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