Rangers could be set to launch a swoop for Crystal Palace midfield enforcer James McArthur in the summer – and the Scotland international is exactly what the Light Blues need after a shambolic season.

According to the Daily Mail, McArthur is high on director of football Mark Allen’s list of summer targets as he looks to rebuild the Gers squad this summer.

McArthur is out of contract in the summer and a move to his boyhood heroes would undoubtedly tick a lot of boxes for McArthur and give him the chance to add to the FA Cup he lifted while a Wigan player.

It is clear there will be a huge turnover of players at Ibrox this summer and players like McArthur are the sort of quality that the Gers need to be targeting to wrestle the title away from bitter rivals Celtic.

The former Hamilton ace would be a fantastic addition to the Gers’ engine-room and would be a marked improvement on the likes of Andy Halliday and Jason Holt – although there will be some difficulty in bringing him in considering his reported £50,000-a-week wage, as claimed by the Daily Star.

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After rebuilding the squad over the last three summers, Allen can’t afford to get it wrong this summer with his recruitment – although the work done in his first window in January will give fans some cause to be optimistic – and the signing of 32-times capped Scotland star McArthur would be a huge step in the right direction.

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