Six-figure bid ready for midfield dynamo on Rangers radar, eager to quit high-flyers - report
Norwich are ready to launch a six-figure bid worth £500,000 for Aberdeen midfielder Kenny McLean, according to a report.
The Scottish Sun claims that Rangers have had McLean, 26, on their radar since having a bid turned down in the summer.
It is understood that the Light Blues were expected to launch another pursuit of McLean this month and try to open talks with the midfield dynamo, but the Glasgow side’s hopes now appear to be dashed with Norwich willing to offer him a chance to play in England.
McLean is out of contract in the summer and the report adds that he is eager to quit high-flying Aberdeen, so will not sign a new deal.
Although Norwich can snap up the two-times Scotland international on a free at the end of the campaign, it is said that the English Championship side would rather strike a deal now.
McLean has been a regular feature for Aberdeen this term, making 28 appearances in all competitions and scoring four goals as his side side second in the Scottish Premiership table.
The midfielder is extremely versatile and can play on both wings, although his traditional role is in the centre of the park.
Football Insider verdict
It seems odd that Rangers did not pursue McLean this month with a shortage of fit and capable central midfielders at Ibrox. The Aberdeen would have been the perfect fit and for such a cheap deal, would have made financial sense too. However it seems that the fall out surrounding the approach to make Derek McInnes the Gers manager may have had an impact. Rangers’ much-criticised statement about not wanting the Dons boss would have no doubt infuriated him, so there was probably little chance he would go into business with the Ibrox club this month.
In other Rangers news, Kris Commons has been blown away by the Gers’ swoop for this international after the deal is wrapped up.
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