By Richard Parks
Rangers are set to blow Hearts out of the water and seal the signing of Hull City goalkeeper Allan McGregor, according to reports.
The Scottish Daily Mail claim that the Tynecastle club had hoped to win the signature of the former Scotland international but he is now “edging towards a stunning return” to Ibrox.
The Scottish Sun report that McGregor is on the verge of signing a two-year deal that could be finalised by Sunday.
McGregor is out of contract at Championship outfit Hull in the summer window and the Mail report he is keen to return to his homeland for family reasons.
It is said that a two-year deal is on the table from Rangers but the veteran is likely to have to take a pay cut to return to the club where he made his name.
McGregor graduated from the Ibrox academy before quitting in 2012 for Besiktas after making 250 appearances for his hometown club.
Football Insider verdict:
Wes Foderingham has been the established number one at Rangers in recent seasons and, to his credit, has been one of the team’s more consistent players in an iffy era for the club. McGregor, who is not only proven in Scotland and the Championship but also the Premier League after 52 appearances there for Hull, would be a smart Bosman capture who would immediately increase competition for places and provide Foderingham with a genuine rival for his position, should the plan be for the two keepers to be in the same squad. It remains to be seen whether the Englishman would push for a return back down south, although one potential avenue has shut after Mark Warburton was sacked by Nottingham Forest earlier this year.