Rangers are closing in on the transfer capture of Hamilton midfielder Greg Docherty as talks progressed enough for him to be left missing from training and the club’s matchday squad, according to a report.
The Daily Record claim on their website that the two club’s have been locked in negotiations over a possible deal for the 21-year-old playmaker, who is said to be one of Graeme Murty’s top targets this month.
After having reportedly seen a £300,000 bid rejected by the Accies for his signature, with a price tag of double that slapped on his head, it is claimed that discussions have gone well and that a new and improved bid for Docherty is expected today (Friday 19/01).
The playmaker has been in top form this season, with three goals and six assists coming in 21 league appearances to help his side to ninth in Scotland’s top flight, but will be missing when his side take on Motherwell in the Scottish Cup on Saturday.
Football Insider verdict
They say never to count your chickens before they have hatched but it looks as though Docherty to Rangers may well be a done deal over the coming days. His omission from the first team training session and the match day squad suggest that he is either injured, a possibility but unlikely, or that he is scheduled for talks over securing a move to Ibrox. He is a talented youngster who is only set to grow into a more complete player, and for a fee of under £1million should turn out to be a brilliant bit of business for the club.
In other Rangers news, the club have suffered a double defensive blow with a pair ruled out for several weeks.