Rangers in hunt to sign PL forward, talks underway after offer made - reports
Rangers are in the hunt to sign Burnley forward Scott Arfield, according to a report.
The Mirror claimed in their live transfer blog on Thursday [03:28pm] that the Light Blues have become interested in Arfield, 29, as his current deal at Turf Moor is set to expire at the end of the season.
Sky Sports has reported that Burnley have offered the wide-forward a new contract, however the Canada international, who was born in Livingston, is yet to agree any sort of terms and his future at the Premier League club remains in doubt.
Brighton, Crystal Palace and West Ham are all understood to be interested in the former Falkirk attacker, who has made 17 appearances across all competitions for high-flying Burnley this season, scoring two goals in the process.
Clarets manager Sean Dyche has now confirmed that talks are underway with Arfield over his future in Lancashire and that a deal is currently on the table for him.
“We have had talks with him, he’s sat tight on an offer,” said Dyche, as quoted by the Mirror. “We’ll keep our open minds to what comes next.
“It’s just the situation. We stay in contact with all the players, with their agents and try to have as open lines of communication as we can with all parties.”
Football Insider verdict
Arfield has proved himself in the Scottish Premiership and in the Premier League with Burnley so would no doubt be a really good signing for Rangers. However the interest from the likes of West Ham should be a huge concern because the Gers simply cannot try to compete with the London club in terms of finances. The Canada international would also added to what is becoming a crowded part of Graeme Murtys’ squad. Josh Windass and Jamie Murphy can both play on the left wing like Murphy can, as well as Declan John who may have a long-term role there when Lee Wallace returns from his injury.
In other Rangers news, offers worth £10,000-a-week have been made for this international forward eager on a move to Ibrox.
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