Report: Rangers eye move for Championship midfielder, must pay at least £1.5m
By Derek Smithson
Rangers will have to pay a seven-figure sum to sign Norwich midfielder Graham Dorrans, according to a report.
The Mail claim that the Gers are interested in signing the 30-year-old, but the Championship club are looking to receive at least £1.5million for his signature.
The report details that the 11-time capped Scotland international is “thought to be interested” in a move to Ibrox as manager Pedro Caixinha looks to bolster his midfield options.
Dorrans began his career in Scotland with Livingston and has since starred for English clubs West Brom and Norwich.
The central midfielder is recognised as a versatile player that can do the hard work in front of the defence, but also has an eye for goal when he joins the attack.
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He managed six goals during his 24 appearances for Norwich lsat season, with a series of injuries the only thing halting his game time.
Rangers are set to bring in some midfield reinforcements as loanees Emerson Hyndman and Jason Holt leave Ibrox for their respective parent clubs.
Football Insider verdict:
Rangers paid £1.5million for Joe Garner last summer and, based on that, splashing out the same cash on Dorrans seems like a no-brainer. Caixinha desperately needs a midfield enforce to dominate matches next season if his side have any hope of closing the gap to Celtic and Aberdeen above them in the league. Dorrans would be a brilliant fit at Ibrox and has the ability to cement his position in the starting line-up. The Scotsman should chip in with 10-plus goal from midfield throughout the course of the season and would bring a real quality in possession to the side. They are going to have to spend if they are to have any chance competing at the top-end of the tale and Dorrans would be a strong first step.
In other Rangers transfer news, they are eyeing a 22-year-old defender from a top-flight club.