Steven Naismith reveals international Rangers target has talked to him about Ibrox move
By Harvey Byrne
Ex-Rangers attacker Steven Naismith has told that Norwich teammate Graham Dorrans has talked to him about a move to Ibrox.
The 11-time capped Scotland international has been heavily linked with a move to the Light Blues and the Daily Record reported on Sunday that Dorrans was manager Pedro Caixinha’s top summer target.
It was also detailed that the Portuguese manager was in regular contact with the 30-year-old and has made clear to him that he sees the goalscoring midfielder as an integral part to his squad.
Now, Naismith has revealed that Dorrans himself has talked to him about moving to Rangers and believes there is “certainly an interest” from his teammate.
“If it’s right for him it wouldn’t be a surprise. He’s always thought of playing for Rangers one day but there are so many factors,” told Naismith, as quoted by the Scottish Sun.
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“There’s a new manager and it all depends on if a deal can be done.
“He has talked to me about it, not so much if he fancies going, more about how it was in my time there. There is certainly an interest there.”
Naismith, 30, was part of the Rangers team for five years between 2007 and 2012, featuring 132 before moving to the Premier League with Everton.
Dorrans, meanwhile is said to be a lifelong fan of the Gers and hasn’t played in Scotland since joining West Brom from Partick Thistle in the summer of 2008 for an initial £100,000.
He could now become a pivotal addition for Caixinha’s team as he looks to compete in both the Premiership and Europa League next season.
In other Rangers transfer news, the Gers have agreed a seven-figure deal for goal-a-game forward.