Hull City assistant manager Andy Crosby has confirmed that goalkeeper Allan McGregor has not yet had a medical at Rangers, nor has he agreed a deal with the Glasgow club despite reports claiming that he had.
The Scottish Sun had reported that McGregor, 36, was due to undergo medical examinations with the Gers on Thursday and will be announced as one of the first signings of the summer transfer window before the end of the week.
However in a major development, Crosby has asserted that the Scotland international had never even left Humberside and there is yet to be an agreement for the goalkeeper to return to his former club.
“Contrary to reports Allan McGregor wasn’t at Rangers yesterday and wasn’t having a medical and hasn’t agreed terms with Rangers,” the Hull senior man said, as quoted by the Hull Daily Mail. “Allan was in Hull yesterday.”
Crosby did add that Hull are still fighting to keep hold of McGregor as his deal at the KCOM Stadium is due to expire at the end of June.
“There are conversations being had with regard to Allan’s future at the football club,” he added. “He’s in a position where we can leave.
“Since I have been here he’s been fantastic and we want to keep him. Things have got to be agreed and we will see how that develops over the next few weeks.”
Football Insider verdict
Crosby has been pretty emphatic in his update on McGregor, however he has not ruled out the fact that Rangers are in talks with the goalkeeper over bringing him back to Ibrox. McGregor is a really top goalkeeper and he will be a great addition in the summer, though it does raise questions about Wes Foderingham as he is not really someone who deserves to be offloaded in the summer. Mark Allen may want Foderingham to stay and battle with McGregor for the No 1 spot, which means Jak Alwnick is likely to be offloaded.