EXCLUSIVE By Pete O’Rourke
Rangers are lining up a last-gasp move for Cardiff left-sided flyer Declan John, Football Insider sources understand.
The Scottish giants are looking to take advantage of John’s contract situation and the fact that he has lost his place at the English Championship side, where he has not featured so far this season.
A well-placed source has told Football Insider that Rangers are hoping to sign John on an initial loan with a view to a permanent deal.
The 22-year-old, who is predominantly a left-back but can also play left midfield, has started only one game for Cardiff since Neil Warnock was appointed manager of the club last October.
The Wales international has found himself behind Joe Bennett in the pecking order at the Cardiff City Stadium and Warnock has been happy to let him move on.
John is in the final year of his contract at Cardiff, which has given Rangers hope of tying up a deal.
John has come through the ranks at Cardiff and made 52 appearances for the club since breaking into the first-team in 2012.
The left-sided player will add cover and competition for Rangers left-back Lee Wallace in Pedro Caixinha’s first-team plans at Ibrox.
In other Rangers transfer news, the club have made an emphatic decision in their midfield pursuit.