By Ben Wild

15th Nov, 2020 | 8:31am

Rangers want to sign 28y/o, loan-to-buy deal on the cards for January - report

Rangers want to sign Norwich and Scotland midfielder Kenny McLean in the January transfer window according to The Scottish Sun.

McLean is a Gers fan and scored in the penalty shootout in Scotland’s playoff match against Serbia last week to take his country to Euro 2020.

Steven Gerrard is reportedly ‘keen’ on securing the 28-year-old’s services to boost the Gers’ title hopes.

The Scottish Sun claim that Rangers could ‘offer a deal paid in instalments’ or they could take McLean on loan with a guarantee to buy the midfielder in the summer.

They also say ‘insiders claim that the player would be up for the switch’ but there are question marks over whether Norwich are willing to let him go.

The Norwich midfielder has one goal in his eight league appearances for the Canaries this season but he has only started four Championship games.

Rangers already have six or seven players who can play in central midfield. Joe Aribo, Glen Kamara, Steven Davis, Scott Arfield, Ryan Jack, Bongani Zungu and Ianis Hagi can all play in the middle of the pitch which suggests signing a new midfielder isn’t a priority for the Gers.

However, with Davis and Arfield on the wrong side of 30 Gerrard could just be looking for a potential replacement for his older players.

With the Ibrox club hunting down both domestic and European success this season the Gers boss will want to have the strongest squad possible in his attempts to bring silverware back to Rangers.

Due to McLean only starting four games this season, Norwich could let the 28-year-old go if the right offer came in. We’re sure the Gers fan wouldn’t hesitate to move back home if he was given the choice.

In other Rangers news, a Gers youngster has explained which senior player is helping with his development.