Rangers to make summer move for EPL pair: reports

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Rangers have once again been linked heavily with a move for Canada’s Scott Arfield, while Crystal Palace’s James McArthur is also being touted with a summer switch north to Govan.

The English Premier League duo have been on Rangers’ radar for quite a while, but the past 24 hours have seen a ramping up of speculation with regards securing both players on a free transfer this June.

Arfield of Burnley spent the start of his career at Falkirk and the midfielder, who has a dozen appearances for his country, will be without a club come this summer but while Rangers are not said to be his boyhood team the 29-year old has a great number of family and social connections with the club.

Whether he would be interested in coming back north to join the club permanently remains to be seen.

McArthur, not to be confused with the similarly-named Middlesbrough fan and talent show winner who also claims to be a Bear, is a most definite childhood Bluenose and has always been keen on a move to Ibrox; the conditions just haven’t been right for such a coup to happen but it would be a fantastic piece of business to get a top class Scotland international for nothing.

Admittedly Rangers desperately need defenders for next season, and we are a bit puzzled as to why we appear to be bringing in yet more midfielders, but those are two we couldn’t turn down.

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  1. Why should Mark Allen decide who is coming in that should be the new managers job who should be appointed now to assess the current players.

    • Roland

      I think we are going to go down the route of a manager coaching and a DoF buying. We let Pedro pick players last summer and it hasn't ended well

  2. We get these two guys and we will have the best midfield in Scotland, just need two central defenders and a striker and a quality manager and we have a serious chance of getting back to where we belong!

    • Yes, this will certainly rival Brown and Nitcham, Sinclair, Forrest, McGregor etc and whoever else may arrive at Celtic in the summer, Like you say add a top striker and a world class manager and the title should be a stroll.

    • We get these two in and we could have a team of midfielders next season.

      Not sure the need for both Arfield and Murphy in the squad, think Murphy would be a great signing and is a better age. Would rather have one than none though, so glad we're looking at options, either would be amazing.

      Adding McArthur would be a great signing, but we can only have 2 CM in the team at most, who will make way out of Dorrans, Docherty, Jack, McCrorie.

      Would rather see the deadwood getting shifted than more players joining at the moment unless it's a marquee CF or CB.

    • Another two players at 30 great !! Along with Dorrans we will have the oldest midfield in Scotland brilliant.

      Should Mark Allen not be out finding young players with a sell on value !!

    • Aye that was my thinking Robbie mate! Next Manager has to have some input on any of these two – he can’t be Dutch if that’s the case!

  3. Mc Arthur would be a good signing however we would then need to move on Windass . Docherty has more ability than other he could be a more offensive midfielder . The new manager may already be involved in the decision process already ????

  4. while we all like to see rangers buying players it is no point getting these two signed if the new manager is not the one who is identifying them, you could sign ronaldo and messi but if the new manager doesn’t like them its a waste of money!

  5. So that’s one possibly two very experienced midfield operators from the EPL all well and good.. Defence or lack of it is the biggest concern for next season be interesting to find out who these 2 CB’s MA has lined up..

    Robbie any intel or ideas on that front?

    Must be some clearout in Midfield at the end of the season going by the above. Holt Halliday Windass O’Halloran to name but some – I actually like Holt & Halliday but can they win us Titles and a run in Europe..

  6. We need a manager first
    We need Centre Backs most importantly!

    Id Take McArthur North but Not Arfield
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  7. when did we last sign a hately,jelavic or prso type, and don't mention garner please! I also think the turkish messi (erhun oztumer) walsall worth a look? 3 spl players i would scout would be trevor carson, the boy naismith ross county RB and brophy of killie he shoots on sight. similar to griffiths but better looking haaaaaaaaaaaaa!widnae be f*****g hard mind u.

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