By Danny Wright
English Championship club Sheffield Wednesday are planning on hijacking Rangers’ move for Graham Dorrans, according to a report.
The Daily Mail claims that the Owls want the Norwich playmaker to help them in their bid to reach the Premier League next season.
It is understood that Rangers have made a £1million bid for Dorrans, who is said to be eager for a move to Glasgow in the near future.
According to the Mail, the Canaries are looking to reshape their squad over the summer in light of the arrival of new boss Daniel Farke and are also set to release a number of first-team players when their contracts expire in the coming weeks.
Norwich are said to be looking for an improvement on Rangers’ bid for Dorrans and that, according to the Mail, “could come from Wednesday”.
Dorrans, 30, has 11 Scotland caps to his name and despite suffering with injuries over the season, he still managed to make 24 appearances for Norwich across all competitions and score six goals.
He moved to Carrow Road in 2015 from Premier League outfit West Brom, where he made himself into a regular top-flight feature.
The Scot began his career with Livingston and has also been on loan to Partick Thistle.
Football Insider Verdict
Sheffield Wednesday could pose a big threat to Rangers because of how close they are to finding themselves promoted from the Championship. However they could also be seen as a sideways step to Dorrans, who is already part of a team that could challenge for promotion. Rangers will be a completely new challenge to him as he’s never been at the top end of a league ladder and battling for major silverware. The 30-year-old is certainly an improvement on what Pedro Caixinha currently has at his disposal in the midfield and could go a long way in helping them catch up with Celtic over the coming years.