Medical scheduled as Rangers to add another January signing - Sky journalist
By Harvey Byrne
Jon Toral will undergo a medical at Rangers on Wednesday morning after flying into Glasgow, according to a Sky journalist.
The Daily Record reported on Tuesday that the 21-year-old was flying straight into the Scottish capital after his loan was terminated with La Liga side Granada.
Now Sky Sports reporter Jim White has revealed on his personal Twitter account that the young prospect will go through his medical for the Scottish giants on Wednesday morning.
— Jim White (@JimWhite) January 10, 2017
Toral is currently contracted to English giants Arsenal, but he has spent time out on loan at each of Brentford, Birmingham and Granada.
It was at the Bees where Warburton first worked with the young Spaniard and Toral returned with six goals and two assists in 37 encounters for the London side in the Championship.
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Meanwhile, Rangers are currently short in the central midfield areas with summer signing Joey Barton leaving the club, while fellow summer recruits Jordan Rossiter and Niko Kranjcar have suffered with injuries in their first few months at the club.
Warburton obtained Emerson Hyndman on loan from Bournemouth on Monday and it looks like Toral will soon be following him.
Football Insider verdict:
It is clear that the Gers need a new midfielder this window with their current frailties in the centre of the park. Warburton has previously worked with Toral and will know all about his capabilities, rather than the summer signings who he only knew via scouting reports. Additionally, Toral’s technical ability and trickery will add a new attacking threat to the Rangers side. The youngster is unlikely to be the player to immediately make up the 19-point gap between the Gers and fierce Glasgow rivals Celtic. However, he is a step in the right direction and if all goes well a permanent deal could be on the lines.
In other Rangers transfer news, the Gers are lining up this 29-year-old to replace outgoing man.