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19th May, 2018 | 5:10pm

Top-flight side plot swoop for Rangers 26-year-old, player will move this summer - report

Rangers midfielder Andy Halliday is a transfer target for Scottish Premiership rivals Hibernian, according to a report, as Neil Lennon’s side prepare to lose two of their best players.

According to the Scottish Sun, Halliday has been told he has no future at Ibrox under incoming manager Steven Gerrard and this has alerted Lennon as he prepares to lose midfielders John McGinn and Dylan McGeouch this summer.

Halliday spent the first-half of last season on loan at Azeri side FK Gabala but struggled to make an impact before being recalled by the Gers in January.

After failing to force his way into the side at Ibrox on his return, Halliday has a short run of games at left-back after injury to Declan John ruled the Welshman out of the final games of the season.

Football Insider verdict:

Halliday’s time at Ibrox has been up for a long time and this summer should be his last as a Rangers player. Despite Hibs having refused to do business with the Gers in the past, Mark Allen should bite the hand off of them if they make an offer for Halliday. The midfielder was never going to be good enough in the Scottish Premiership for Rangers and it is incredible that he’s managed to cling on to his Rangers career as long as he has. Despite much being made about Halliday being a fan, he simply wasn’t good enough as a footballer to make any sort of lasting impact at Ibrox. A move to Hibs probably helps Rangers because Halliday would be a step down on the players he is pegged to replace in the Easter Road side’s midfield. If Rangers can get a decent fee for him then it is a win-win for the Ibrox giants.

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