By Pranav Shahaney

25th Nov, 2022 | 4:41pm

Contract update emerges as Rangers eye move for Norwich City midfielder Kenny McLean

Rangers-linked Kenny McLean has now signed a new deal at Norwich City, dashing all hopes of a pre-contract agreement at Ibrox.

Daily Record reported on 25 November at 16:12 that all hopes of the Gers signing him on a free transfer in the summer have now ended.

This comes after the Scottish Daily Express claimed that Rangers were keen on bringing the 30-year-old back to the SPFL.

Better players out there

Before looking to sign players in January or the summer, Rangers need to first sort their managerial situation out.

Once that is done, the new manager can then sanction which players he wants walking through the door.

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McLean is a decent player but at 30 he is past his prime and does not offer the club any upside in the coming years.

He may have played a bit-part role at Rangers had he signed but that is not what the club’s transfer strategy has been and we do not think they would change it for a player like him.

The Scotland international has neither set the world alight at Norwich and playing for Rangers is a completely different ball game.

It’s a blessing in disguise for the club that he’s signed a new deal and they can now look elsewhere for better midfielders that offer a long-term solution as well.

Hopefully, a new manager is appointed soon because it’s time to start planning for January and the rest of the season.

In other Rangers news, a four-time league winner is likely to want to replace Giovanni van Bronckhorst and may even throw his CV into the mix after a major recent development.