By Mike Slater

29th Jul, 2022 | 9:48am

Rangers agree fee with Dundee United for Glenn Middleton exit on Friday

Dundee United have thrashed out a deal on Friday to sign Rangers winger Glenn Middleton on a permanent deal, according to the Daily Record.

The attacker will now leave Ibrox ahead of the Scottish Premiership opener against Livingston, with a medical penned in before the end of play today [29 July].

Middleton will then sign a three-year deal at Tannadice and become eligible to play against the Bears after years of loan spells away from the club.

Writing in the Daily Record Sport live blog on Friday morning [29 July], Ross Pilcher shared all of the details as the exit neared ever closer today.

“Dundee United have agreed a fee with Rangers for Glenn Middleton and are looking to close a deal before tomorrow’s Premiership opener with Kilmarnock,” he wrote.

“United have thrashed out an undisclosed fee for the Scotland under-21 winger that could see the Light Blues land an increased fee based on his future success at Tannadice.

“The 22-year-old is set for a medical today and if all goes well he will sign a three-year deal.

“He would go straight into the travelling part for United’s clash at Killie.”

Smart.

Football is a business at the end of the day, and selling players who aren’t involved in your plans is the only way to sometimes bring in some extra funds.

You would rather have the money than continually sending a player out on loan until their contract expires and you lose them for nothing, wasting years of development.

Middleton shined at times during his spells at St Johnstone over the past two years, helping with their cup success under Callum Davidson, but nowhere near enough to prove he can make it at Rangers.

Giovanni van Bronckhorst has brought in the likes of Tom Lawrence and Rabbi Matondo this summer, two players who are simply on another level.

The winger should complete his move imminently, and no doubt will be out to prove himself to Gio and the rest of the squad when we come up against Dundee United.

Sometimes, the timing is just right.

In other Rangers news, Ross Wilson now has names lined up just in case Alfredo Morelos seals his exit this summer