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21st Jun, 2018 | 11:07am

Controversial defender agrees contract with Rangers after passing medical - report

Rangers have agreed a two-year deal with Jon Flanagan after the controversial defender had earlier passed a stringent medical, according to a report.

The Scottish Sun claim that the 25-year-old has agreed a two-year contract with the Ibrox giants and could be confirmed as Steven Gerrard’s seventh signing of the summer on Thursday.

The report also claims that Flanagan is now due to head to Andalusia to link up with his new teammates as they go through a ten-day training camp.

Gerrard has already added Scott Arfield, Ovie Ejaria, Connor Goldson, Nikola Katic, Allan McGregor and Jamie Murphy to his squad as he prepares for his first campaign in charge.

Football Insider verdict:

Flanagan should be a good addition to the Gers’ squad and give James Tavernier competition for his place in the starting XI. The 25-year-old’s injury history is a concern but, hopefully, there is no further issues after undergoing two knee operations. There is a clear split among fans over Flanagan’s signing given his conviction for assaulting his partner last year but the former Liverpool defender should be given a second chance and an opportunity to get his career back on track. With limited game-time in recent seasons, getting Flanagan up to match fitness will be the first thing for the defender to worry about as the Light Blues prepare for the Europa League campaign kicking off on July 12th. If former England international can rediscover the form he showed early in his career he could prove to be a shrewd signing by the Ibrox giants as they try to end Celtic’s recent dominance of the Scottish game.

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