'Pretty simple' - Manager details update on Rangers approach for midfielder
Burnley manager Sean Dyche has confirmed Canada international Scott Arfield has been given the go-ahead to open talks with Rangers over a potential summer move – and admitted the 29-year-old has “done a lot” for the Clarets.
Arfield is expected to sign for the Light Blues as director of football Mark Allen rebuilds the Gers squad after a disappointing season.
Former Falkirk midfielder Arfield has been linked with a move to the Gers throughout his career and could finally be a Light Blues player within weeks.
Dyche admitted that growing up a Rangers fan made is “pretty simple” for the midfielder and hopes things “work out in his favour.”
“Rangers asked us about Scott and what his position was,” Dyche said, as quoted by the Evening Times.
“He was a boyhood Rangers fan and that one’s pretty simple if they want to speak to him. Scott’s a player who has done a lot for this club. We hope things work out in his favour.”
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Arfield joined the Clarets in 2013 from Huddersfield and has made 193 appearances for the Turf Moor side and has been a vital player as they have been the surprise package in the Premier League this season.
Football Insider verdict
Arfield is a signing that will really get Gers fans excited this summer and is one that should have been snapped up a long time ago. When Arfield left Falkirk in 2010 he should have been brought to Ibrox rather than let go to Huddersfield. Despite this, Arfield is a much better player for his time in England and will be a huge player in midfield for the Light Blues next season as they try to wrestle the Scottish title back from Old Firm rivals Celtic.
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