Sunderland are working on a deal to take a senior Rangers player, believed to be midfielder Greg Docherty, on loan for the rest of the season, according to Football Insider.
The 23-year-old has been linked with a move away from Ibrox this month, but it has been widely reported that he would prefer a move to a Championship side after having spent last season on loan in the third tier with Shrewsbury Town, as per the same outlet.
Despite that, however, the report states that the Black Cats have made a move for a senior Gers star, with Docherty the most likely candidate.
Would this be a good move for Docherty?
The midfielder may prefer a move to a Championship club, but as argued by Alan Hutton during an interview with Football Insider, he hasn’t done a great deal to justify that demand.
He may have impressed last season during his loan spell with Shrewsbury, hitting 10 goals and 11 assists over the course of the season, but this year he has done pretty much nothing to suggest he deserves a move to the next level.
A move to Sunderland may be the best of both worlds, however.
The Black Cats are massively underperforming in League One, but look to have turned a corner under new manager Phil Parkinson in recent weeks, and have clawed their way back to within one point of the play-off places, and are six unbeaten in the league with a game in hand on most of the sides above them.
If Docherty does sign therefore, he could be an integral part of getting that huge club back to within touching distance of where it belongs.