Rangers have handed veteran goalkeeper Allan McGregor a new one-year deal in what is one of the club’s best pieces of business in recent years.
The Ibrox icon has signed up for another year of football with Rangers as his current deal was set to expire in a few months.
Plenty of fans have felt that this announcement has been coming for some time with Greegsy playing a vital role in helping us to secure 55.
🙌 @therealgreegsy1 🙌
📝 #RangersFC are today delighted to announce goalkeeper Allan McGregor has signed a new deal with the club, keeping him at Ibrox until the summer of 2022.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) April 1, 2021
This is quite simply outstanding business from Ross Wilson and Steven Gerrard.
This deal is the definition of a no-brainer but that doesn’t make the decision to tie down McGregor any less brilliant.
After being dropped to the bench in the early days of the league season, McGregor took his chances when they came in the Europa League qualification rounds.
He was then handed a league start and hasn’t looked back since.
There is a good chance that any fans who had doubts about keeping Greegsy on had their minds changed after he made one of the best saves you are ever likely to see in our first leg draw with Slavia Prague.
He produced a similarly Superman-like performance in this season’s first Old Firm derby as he palmed away everything that was thrown at him.
He’s still an excellent goalkeeper and age is just a number.
We’ve seen no signs that McGregor is slowing down and frankly if he was playing this well as a 55-year-old he should’ve been offered a new deal.
He’s our number one and rightfully so, he also offers so much experience to our younger or less experienced players.
If anyone at the club can be called ‘Mr Rangers’, it’s him.
Could Rangers replace McGregor with someone of the same ability? Yes, probably.
But could Rangers replace McGregor with someone of the same ability who has the right amount of experience to be a leader at Ibrox? Absolutely not.
As we said, the deal was a no-brainer but we’d go further than that.
This is an incredible bit of business from Rangers and simply one of the best deals the club has completed in the last the years.
We’re so glad McGregor is staying so he can help to lead the club forward as we defend our title and look to make a good account of ourselves in the Champions League.
In other Rangers news, ex-Celtic man Tony Watt has hit out at Slavia Prague over their latest statement.