Hutton buzzes as Rangers work on 'Fantastic signing' after Boyd reveal - Ibrox Exclusive
Norwich City midfielder Kenny McLean would be a “fantastic signing” for Rangers in January.
That is the view of former Gers and Scotland defender Alan Hutton, who, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, believes his fellow countryman would bring a great amount of experience and quality to Ibrox.
The Scottish Sun report Steven Gerrard is keen to bring the 28-year-old back to Glasgow in January in what could be a permanent or a loan-to-buy move for the Norwich midfielder.
Football Insider revealed over the summer that McLean, who signed a new long-term deal in 2019, was in line to play a major role for the Canaries in their bid to seal promotion back to the Premier League.
However, he has started just four times in the Championship so far under Daniel Farke, with a further four substitute appearances to his name.
Hutton has suggested McLean, who spent time in Rangers’ youth ranks between 2006 and 2008, would be a great option for Gerrard to have during the second half of the season.
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Asked if the 16-cap midfielder would be a good addition at Ibrox, Hutton told Football Insider: “I think he’d be a really good signing, he’s a great player.
“He knows what it’s all about, he’s obviously played up Scotland, he knows how big those teams are so I think it’d be a fantastic signing.
“He’s such a quality player, he’s had a lot of experience down south now that he can add to Gerrard’s squad so it doesn’t surprise me they’re looking at him.”
McLean never played for Rangers’ senior side during his time as a youngster at Ibrox, though he did turn out over 150 times for both Aberdeen and St Mirren.
He has a total of 16 Scotland caps under his belt, the latest of which came as a start in Sunday’s 1-0 defeat to Slovakia.
The midfielder was named by former Ibrox striker and title winner Kris Boyd in the Sun as one of three realistic summer Gers targets who could end Celtic’s pursuit of 10-in-a-row.
In other Rangers news, Hutton insists the Gers “missed a trick” by not signing £2million-rated striker in summer.