McAvennie makes 'unbelievable' Allan McGregor claim after Rangers source's reveal
It is no surprise to see Rangers working to keep Allan McGregor after his “unbelievable” service to the club.
That’s according to former Celtic hitman Frank McAvennie, speaking exclusively to Football Insider after an update on McGregor‘s future.
On 9 May, this site revealed Rangers are in advanced talks with the 40-year-old over a new deal.
Ibrox sources have told Football Insider that the club are now close to agreeing an extension with the veteran goalkeeper.
The veteran stopper’s current deal is set to expire at the end of the season and it had been expected that he would quit.
McAvennie is not surprised to see Rangers working to keep McGregor.
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“He has been Rangers’ best signing for a long, long time,” McAvennie told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.
“I don’t this he’s put a foot wrong. He’s also been at the club so long now, he knows it inside and out.
“Keepers train with each other all day, they are all pals. It wouldn’t surprise me if he is coaching them.
“Who better to learn from? McGregor has been there and done that. So whenever he does decide to leave, the players who are there will be able to step up.
“I imagine, if he’s staying, he wants to be number one for another season and I can’t see anyone taking it off him.
“He has been unbelievable for Rangers and he could be there for years, it’s hardly a surprise they want to keep him.”
McGregor has played 442 times for Rangers over two spells with the club.
He is likely to start the upcoming Europa League final against Frankfurt (18 May) after missing 2008’s UEFA Cup final through injury.