Report: Rangers in advanced talks to sign former Premier League star, meeting is scheduled
By Harvey Byrne
Rangers are in advanced talks to sign Scotland international goalkeeper Matt Gilks, according to reports.
Lancashire newspaper The Burnley Express claim that the 34-year-old has travelled to Glasgow for talks with Ibrox boss Mark Warburton over a transfer.
The experienced goalkeeper had one season in the Premier League with Blackpool during the 2010-11 season, where he played 18 times for the seaside club.
The Rochdale born shot-stopper has also been rewarded with three caps for the Scotland national team.
Gilks was brought to Burnley by current manager Sean Dyche in the summer of 2014 ahead of the last Premier League campaign, but the goalkeeper has only made two league cup appearances during his time at the Lancashire club.
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The former Blackpool goalkeeper’s contract expires at the end of the month and it has been confirmed that he will leave the club.
Gilks was between the posts as the Clarets beat Rangers in a pre-season friendly last summer and he has also attracted interest from Hearts, but reportedly looks certain to rebuff their offer.
Rangers have already made moves this summer, bringing in Gilks’ former team mate Joey Barton and the Ibrox club are looking to further improve their squad as they return to the Scottish Premiership after a four-year absence.
In other Rangers news, the club have struck a double deal following a breakthrough in talks.