English club respond to Rangers' seven-figure midfielder bid - report
By Harvey Byrne
English Championship side Norwich have told Rangers to add another £500,000 to their £1million bid for midfielder Graham Dorrans, according to a report.
Sky Sports Scotland claimed via their official Twitter account on Friday afternoon that the Ibrox giants had went in for the 30-year-old midfielder with a seven-figure bid after much speculation about his signing.
— Sky Sports Scotland (@ScotlandSky) June 2, 2017
However, it would appear that fee has been knocked back with the Daily Mail now reporting in the early hours of Sunday morning that Norwich were holding out for £1.5million for the experienced Dorrans.
The 11-time capped Scotland international only agreed a new three-year deal with the Canaries last summer, but the report details that Dorrans is keen for a return to his home country and that the chance to move to Rangers is a major attraction after being a lifelong fan of the Ibrox giants.
The central midfielder has been playing in England for 10 years after leaving Livingston for West Brom in 2008 in a deal worth £200,000.
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He has since formed a good career for himself, winning promotion to the Premier League twice and even playing 142 times in the English top-flight.
Dorrans’ experience will certainly help add to the Rangers side as manager Pedro Caixinha plans for more additions after already bringing in Bruno Alves and Ryan Jack earlier in the week.
Football Insider verdict:
Dorrans can still be a star in Scotland and he is exactly the type of player needed that can help Rangers challenge Celtic once again. At 30 the midfielder still has a number of years left in him and after playing so long at the highest level in England there is absolutely no reason why he can’t now bring that form to Scotland. Additionally, the midfielder showed last season in his 23 Championship appearances for Norwich, which brought a return of six goals and one assist that he can still perform for his club. Rangers fans will certainly be excited by the signing of Dorrans and the club’s hierarchy simply must add the £500,000 needed to their original bid.
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