By Nick Ware

13th Jul, 2021 | 8:40am

Kenny McLean admits Rangers transfer dream

Norwich City midfielder Kenny McLean has admitted his dream to sign for Rangers, but says a transfer is not at the forefront of his mind at the moment.

The Scotland international spent two years in the Rangers youth academy when he was a schoolboy, before moving to join St Mirren.

After a three-year spell with Aberdeen, McLean signed for Norwich in 2018 and has remained there ever since, playing a key role in two Premier League promotions.

In an interview with The Athletic, the 29-year-old admitted a return to Rangers would be a dream, but it’s unlikely to be something that happens imminently.

“I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t something I’d want to do,” McLean said.

“As a kid that’s what you want to do, play for your boyhood team. Right now I’m about to play in the Premier League again, so I’m not thinking about it!

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“But for me and my family, it would be pretty special. I grew up a Rangers fan, used to go to the games with my dad and as a kid in Glasgow, you support Rangers or Celtic and you want to play for one of them. So I was on the better side.”


McLean is a very accomplished midfielder who has shown his value for club and country over the last few years, and there may well come a time in the future where his return would be welcomed.

Rangers fans would love to see a player signed who can immediately identify with them and give their all for the shirt.

But it’s not a move that should be on the agenda, given our wealth of options in the middle of midfield.

Glen Kamara, Steven Davis and Joe Aribo cemented themselves as our first-choice trio last term, while the injury-stricken Ryan Jack will harbour hopes of returning to his former self and making himself a fixture in the side once again.

John Lundstram and Nnamdi Ofoborh also recently arrived at Ibrox, while Scott Arfield is also an option in central midfield.

Unless someone like Kamara is lured away then there is no requirement to sign another central midfielder, but it’s one that could happen in the next few years.

In other Rangers news, this Gers midfielder has reacted to a major Monday development over his future.