International must clear the air with Rangers fans ahead of reported move
Rangers could be set to bring Allan McGregor back to Ibrox six years after the goalkeeper walked out on the Gers – and the Scotland international needs to explain his actions before he is welcomed back with open arms.
The 36-year-old is reported to be close to agreeing a pre-contract with the Ibrox giants, according to the Daily Record, as the Light Blues look to wrestle the title back from bitter rivals Celtic.
McGregor was one of a host of players who ripped up their contracts in 2012 when they refused to transfer them to Charles Green’s newco following the liquidation of the club’s parent company.
While some held press conferences to, rightly or wrongly, explain their reasons for leaving, McGregor has largely remained quiet on the matter.
The veteran shotstopper’s decision to leave Ibrox in 2012 didn’t go down well with fans at the time and although many have since cooled off, some still hold a grudge and will expect some sort of an explanation should the 36-year-old agree to a return.
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McGregor made 250 appearances for the Gers during his time at Ibrox and lifted thee Scottish titles, three Scottish Cups and five League Cups before leaving to join Besiktas.
Signing the Hull keeper would undoubtedly provide some stiff competition for Wes Foderingham but, at age 36, will only realistically be a short-term move.
Whatever happens in the coming weeks, if McGregor is going to return to the club where he made his name it is about time he came clean on everything that went on before he joined the likes of Steven Naismith, Steven Whittaker and Kyle Lafferty in ripping their contracts up.
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