By Pete O’Rourke
Rangers winger Glenn Middleton is undergoing a medical at Hibernian today after they hijacked his scheduled transfer to Holland, Football Insider has learned.
Ibrox sources have told Football Insider that Hibs have agreed a season-long loan deal with their Scottish Premiership rivals to bring Middleton to Easter Road for the campaign.
Middleton was on the verge of a move to Dutch side NAC Breda until Hibs hijacked the move with a made a last-gasp approach for Middleton following an injury to winger Martin Boyle.
Middleton is a favourite of the Ibrox faithful after making a big impression with some dazzling performances in the first half of last season as he established himself in the senior side.
The 19-year-old, , who joined Rangers from Norwich City in January of last year, made 29 appearances last season, scoring five goals and supplying five assists, before he was demoted to the reserves for the final months of the campaign.
Rangers have overhauled their attack for next season through summer recruitment, which means Middleton has slipped down the wide forward pecking order.
They have recruited Sheyi Ojo on loan from Liverpool, Jordan Jones from Kilmarnock and Jake Hastie from Motherwell to add to their current senior roster of Daniel Candeias, fit-again Jamie Murphy and Eros Grezda.
The teenager was born in Glasgow but moved to Northampton at the age of eight, before joining the youth-team ranks of the Canaries.