Mark Allen will seal Rangers double swoop before Celtic clash, medical scheduled today - report
Rangers will announce the competition of their double swoop for Allan McGregor and Scott Arfield ahead of their clash against Celtic on Sunday, according to a report.
The Scottish Sun claims that director of football Mark Allen has convinced Arfield to agree a three-year deal at Ibrox as he will be available on a free transfer from Burnley in the summer while Hull goalkeeper McGregor is due to have a medical with the club today (Thursday).
It is understood that Scotland international McGregor, whose deal will be completed within the next 24 hours, has no intention of being second choice goalkeeper in Govan and that means that the club will cash in on first teamer Wes Foderingham and keep No 2 Jak Alnwick.
Foderingham will not be short of suitors with Nottingham Forest and Sheffield Wednesday said to be keen on the English shot-stopper.
The Scottish Sun adds that McGregor will sign a two-year deal with the Gers after leaving them in 2012.
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Rangers are really not waiting around ahead of the summer transfer window and that is beginning to offer a major hint about how the club will operate under their next manager. It seems as though Allen will continue to have a firm hold on the club’s transfer so Gers fans can expect someone to come in who is more of a coach, or in modern terms, a ‘tracksuit manager’. McGregor and Arfield are going to both be good signings for the Gers but it will be bittersweet to see that Foderingham may have played his final game for the club. He has been a great servant over the past few years and fans will surely wish him well in the future.
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