Medical scheduled as international ace jets in to sign for Rangers - sources
By Harry Sykes and Pete O’Rourke
Declan John is set to undergo a Rangers medical after they agreed the terms of a loan with his club Cardiff City, Football Insider can reveal.
The Wales international, 22, is expected to arrive on a flight to Glasgow on Wednesday evening before undergoing medical tests and completing a move to the Scottish giants on Thursday.
Football Insider exclusively revealed on Wednesday morning that the Scottish giants are trying to land John, 22, on an initial loan with a view to a permanent deal.
Rangers are looking to take advantage of John’s contract situation and the fact that he has lost his place at the English Championship side.
The deal has progressed during the day and it is now all but done as Pedro Caixinha prepares to finalise his 11th summer signing.
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Welshman John has been targeted to provide cover for skipper Lee Wallace at left-back.
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 paved the way for Rangers to swoop and tie up a season-long loan.
John has come through the ranks at Cardiff and made 52 appearances for the club since breaking into the first-team in 2012.
In other Rangers transfer news, the club are working on a last-gasp summer signing of a proven Premier League player.