Rangers want to tie Robby McCrorie to a new contract before securing a blue-chip loan for him next season, Football Insider understands.
This site revealed last month that a new contract for the highly rated goalkeeper, who recently turned 22, is a priority for the Glasgow giants.
Rangers have high hopes for McCrorie despite signing Jon McLaughlin yesterday from Sunderland to compete with Allan McGregor for the No1 jersey next season.
Ibrox sources have told Football Insider that the club are keen to reward McCrorie with an extended deal and then loan out him to a team playing at a high level next season.
An attractive option for Rangers is for keeper to play for an English Championship club for a full campaign although they would want assurances he would play regularly.
Capped by Scotland at Under-21 international, McCrorie has yet to play for Rangers, but has had four spells out on loan.
He spent the second half of the recently-terminated season on loan at SPL side Livingston, after beginning the campaign at Championship outfit Queen of the South, where he made such an impact he was named player of the year.
The goalkeeper, who is out of contract in 2022, has also featured for Berwick Rangers in League Two and Greenock Morton in the Championship.
The McLaughlin deal had first been exclusively revealed by Football Insider on Monday, and 24 hours later he was unveiled as the club’s third senior signing of the summer.
The Scotland international, 32, has been signed on a two-year deal following the departures last month of Wes Foderingham and Jak Alnwick.
As had been first revealed by Football Insider, Alnwick signed for St Mirren on Monday, also on a two-year contract.
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