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3rd Jun, 2017 | 9:02am

Rangers face tug-of-war with PL club for 28-year-old central midfielder - report

By Harvey Byrne

Rangers are facing a tug-of-war with Brighton for Fulham central midfielder Kevin McDonald, according to a report.

The Sun has claimed that the newly promoted Premier League club are ready to make a £2million move for the Cottagers star this summer.

However, they also face competition from the Gers with manager Pedro Caixinha undergoing a mass overhaul of his side this summer.

It is detailed that McDonald would see both moves as appealing as he looks to force a way into the Scotland national team.

The player appeared in 48 matches for Fulham in all competitions last season and played a key role in helping them finish in the play-offs, contributing three goals and four assists as well.

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McDonald has also played 26 times in the Premier League during his career with a spell at Burnley and he would certainly add some experience to the Rangers team.

Caixinha has already brought in Bruno Alves and Ryan Jack this summer and he will be looking to beef up his side even more in his first transfer window at the club with a Europa League campaign coming up.

Football Insider verdict:

McDonald is certainly a talented player and he boasts a fine career in England. However, the fact that he has not yet been capped by Scotland at the age of 28 would certainly be worrying for some Rangers fans. The famous Ibrox support know that their club are in need of some full internationals, or upcoming stars if they are to challenge Celtic again and while McDonald is sold he won’t help with that. However, the Glasgow giants are also in need of more central midfielders this summer given the departures of Emerson Hyndman and Jon Toral alongside the poor form of Andy Halliday and Jason Holt and therefore Rangers may add McDonald as a squad option, but must not bid the £2million quoted for by Brighton.

In other Rangers transfer news, Norwich have responded to the Gers’ bid for Dorrans.

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