Portsmouth are keen to make a move for former loanee Ross McCrorie, who has returned to parent club Glasgow Rangers.
The 22-year-old arrived at Fratton Park last summer on a 12 month loan deal and, whilst a permanent option was reported – something that Rangers boss Steven Gerrard later denied – he has since returned to Scotland.
McCrorie made a total of 17 appearances for Pompey in League One, gaining three assists in the process from either the centre-back or defensive midfield position. With the summer transfer window now moving quickly, the youngster’s future continues to be discussed.
Rangers’ Scottish Premiership rivals Hibernian are said to be interested in making a move, whilst Portsmouth are also said to be keen on securing a deal for him.
Portsmouth News delved a little bit deeper into the interest developing from Fratton Park, citing a report by Daily Record which claimed that the £810,000-valued player is now the subject of a two-club transfer battle.
Further to that report, the ex-Ayr United loanee revealed last month that his future was very much undecided.
It remains to be seen if Portsmouth can afford just £1m for a new player and you would imagine a loan deal, if any, would be offered by them to Rangers for McCrorie.
The youngster may be keen to find a regular home, however, and Hibernian, could therefore be front runners, while also being able to offer him top-division football.
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