Rangers transfer rumours and deals: Live summer blog

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This close season at Gersnet we're going to maintain a live and regularly updated blog discussing the more credible rumours, both in the media and our fan forums, while giving you the chance to rate each potential (or confirmed) signing. It's going to be a long summer!

Confirmed signings

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Matt Crooks 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Rating 87% (115 Votes)

The versatile 22 year old defender/midfielder has signed on a pre-contract from Accrington Stanley and will be hoping to force his way into the first team at the earliest opportunity).

Josh Windass 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Rating 89% (117 Votes)

The son of former Aberdeen striker Dean, Josh has also signed on a pre-contract from Accrington Stanley and his play-making qualities will form a key part of the Rangers squad next season.

Jordan Rossiter 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Rating 95% (117 Votes)

The £250,000 capture of the young Liverpool prospect has surprised many in Scotland and England given the 19 year old's impressive reputation. His combative, defensive midfield style appears ideal to protect our back four.

Joey Barton 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Rating 87% (141 Votes)

Arguably the most dramatic link at Rangers in many years, the experienced English midfielder has just won player of the year as Burnley were promoted back to the EPL. Now back home in England after a weekend of dialogue with key club figures, a deal does seem very close. However, does Barton's age and chequered past make him a risk we don't need? [Original source: jellybeans (Follow Follow)]

Clint Hill 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Rating 47% (6 Votes)

At 37 years old, the former QPR centre-half has the experience our back four desperately needs but how would Hill cope with the high defensive line we usually employ? Perhaps more likely to come in as a player/coach. [Original source: Various]

Niko Kranjčar 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Rating 78% (114 Votes)

The former Croatian international midfielder now plays his trade in the MLS with New York Cosmos. At 31 years old, he's hardly a veteran but is he past his best? [Original source: Keith Jackson (Daily Record)]

Lee Hodson 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Rating 80% (2 Votes)

Currently in France with the Northern Ireland international team, the English born right-back played against Rangers twice last season whilst on on loan at Kilmanock. Both Frank McParland and Mark Warburton will know the player well from his time at Watford and Brentford so it wouldn't be a huge surprise to see Rangers do a deal with Milton Keynes Dons to bring in some back-up for James Tavernier. [Original source: JTP (Gersnet)]


We won't include every single link but we'll feature some of the more interesting and those that appear likely. We'll also list these by how credible/likely the stories are. Click the star rating to give us your thoughts!

Matthew Knox 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Rating 79% (100 Votes)

At only 16, Knox would clearly be one for the future but, as he showed in a game against us last month, he's more than capable of playing in the first team. With Livingston now relegated, a deal is rumoured to be close with the player perhaps staying in West Lothian on loan. [Original source: ian1964 (Gersnet)]

Graham Dorrans 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Rating 76% (104 Votes)

Although Dorrans has played in England for the last eight years, the attacking midfielder has been regularly linked with a move to the club he supports. With Norwich City now relegated and Dorrans out of contract next summer, can an affordable deal be done? [Original source: @warbsismagic (Twitter)]

Dominic Ball 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Rating 81% (11 Votes)

After a fine season on loan from Spurs, the versatile 20 year old would surely be welcomed back by most Rangers fans - especially if he could be secured on a permanent deal. [Original source: Scott Burns (Daily Express)]

Grant Hanley 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Rating 66% (11 Votes)

The Blackburn Rovers skipper will be familiar to most bears given his 21 appearances already for Scotland in central defence. As a Rangers fan, the 24 year old was always going to be linked with us but any combined fee and wage may be unrealistic for a player who is improving all the time. [Original source: Various]

Ben Pringle 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Rating 59% (8 Votes)

Fulham midfielder Pringle has drifted around the lower leagues in England for several years now and after moving to the London club last summer ended up on loan at Ipswich Town for the second half of last season. He can play wide or more centrally. [Original source: Scott Burns (Daily Express)]

Steven Taylor 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Rating 40% (2 Votes)

The former England 'B' international and recently released Newcastle defender has been linked with a variety of clubs over the last few days. His physical style would certainly address our weaknesses but is Taylor good enough? [Original source: Various]

Adrian Mariappa 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Rating 80% (1 Vote)

The subject of much speculation over a June weekend, the former Crystal Palace defender held talks with the club over a free transfer. Like, Hodson, Mariappa is a right back and also played for Watford. Will the Jamaican defender be our next signing after Clint Hill? [Original source: Social Media]

Bubbling under

Not every rumour will feature in the papers but every forum has its sources - some wise and well-kent, others perhaps making mischief. Click the star rating to give us your thoughts!

Danny Ings 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Rating 89% (95 Votes)

Having only signed for Liverpool for a fee of over £6m last summer, this rumour appears unlikely but the FF source is credible. Ings is still recovering from a serious knee injury so Liverpool may well be open to some sort of loan agreement. [Original source: jellybeans (Follow Follow)]

Jason Cummings 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Rating 73% (137 Votes)

The Hibs striker has certainly had a productive couple of years in the first team. Lots of suggestions we have an interest in the player and it may be Cammy Bell helps form the kind of deal we couldn't do last summer for Scott Allan. [Original source: Various]

Raul Meireles 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Rating 51% (70 Votes)

The experienced Portuguese midfielder has an impressive CV and now plays his football with Fenerbahçe in Turkey. Also 33 years old, there's no doubting his experience but he wouldn't come cheap. [Original source: Boh (Follow Follow)]

Fanendo Adi 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Rating 68% (62 Votes)

Another MLS based player, the 25 year old Nigerian striker has been on the radar of many clubs since his move to Portland Timbers in 2014 but could work permit issues make this a non-starter? [Original source: @MLStransfers (Twitter)]

Khalid Aucho 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Rating 64% (5 Votes)

Reports in the African sporting press suggest the Ugandan international midfielder has said Rangers are interested in his services. Suffice to say, it's difficult to comment accurately on the 22 year old's qualities. [Original source: Bertin Basson (AfricanFootball.com)]

Eitan Tibi 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Rating 78% (9 Votes)

Although not many Scottish football fans will know of the Maccabi Tel Aviv defender, the 28 year old Israeli international has been a solid centre-half in their Premier League for over six years. You can find the obligatory Youtube video online! [Original source: Scott Burns (Daily Express)]

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