Date: 22nd September 2017 at 6:28pm
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By Harvey Byrne

Former Arsenal midfielder Ray Parlour has told that ex-Rangers boss Walter Smith revealed to him that he tried to bring the Englishman to Glasgow as a youngster.

Parlour, now 44 had an excellent career in England’s top-flight after breaking through at the Gunners in 1992, where he stayed for 12 years before making the switch up to Middlesbrough.

In that time he helped the north London club lift three Premier League titles, four FA Cups, one League Cup and a single UEFA Cup.

However, his career could have been much different with Parlour claiming he spoke to Smith later on in his career, where the long-serving former Rangers boss revealed he had tried to sign him.

“I’ve been out with Walter Smith and he told me ‘look, I tried to sign you when you were a youngster,'” told Parlour as quoted by the Mirror.

“George Graham didn’t tell me though obviously because I would have gone for a new contract at Arsenal.

“I was very happy to stay at Arsenal at the time, I would definitely have negotiated a new contract though and got more money out of Graham.”

Rangers themselves had a highly successful period under Smith in the 90’s, lifting seven consecutive Premiership titles alongside five Scottish Cups and six Scottish League Cups.

They were then the dominant side of Scotland and could have attracted a number of players into Glasgow due to their superiority.

Since they they suffered administration and only returned to the Premiership in the last campaign and they are now looking to make their way back to to the top of the Scottish football pyramid.

In other Rangers news, Gers boss Caixinha has taken a huge di at Brendan Rodgers before the weekend encounter.

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