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Rangers: Benjamin Siegrist named as possible Allan McGregor replacement

Rangers: Benjamin Siegrist named as possible Allan McGregor replacement -Rangers Transfer Rumours

Benjamin Siegrist fits the bill for Rangers as a potential successor to Allan McGregor, according to the Daily Record‘s Steven Mair. 

The lowdown

The Athletic‘s Jordan Campbell wrote recently that the 40-year-old is set to leave Ibrox when his contract expires at the end of the season.

Siegrist is in a similar boat at Dundee United, with just three months left to run on his deal at Tannadice.

The Daily Mail reported in January (via Daily Record) that Rangers were eyeing up the 30-year-old Swiss stopper, who has been hailed as a “top drawer goalkeeper” by his former manager Micky Mellon.

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The latest

According to Mair for the Daily Record, Dundee United sporting director Tony Ashgar apparently has ‘a job on his hands’ to persuade Siegrist to sign a new contract.

If the goalkeeper refuses to agree a contract extension, Rangers could then swoop in and pick him up on a free transfer, although Mair warned that there was thought to be interest from England in the goalkeeper during January, so the Gers might not have a free hit at trying to sign the 30-year-old.

The verdict

Siegrist has played 134 times for Dundee United, but only 55 of those appearances have come in the Premiership. Even if his experience in the Scottish top-flight is somewhat limited, though, Rangers know first-hand just how good he can be.

The Scottish Daily Express awarded Siegrist an eight out of 10 rating for his performance against Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s side last month, applauding him for a ‘terrific’ save to deny Joe Aribo and a ‘brave’ stop at the feet of Alfredo Morelos.

Perhaps that performance saw the £585,000-rated ‘keeper climb up the shortlist at Ibrox, and he could be worth pursuing as the eventual successor to McGregor in Glasgow.

In other news, Mark McDougall has called this Rangers stat ‘sackable’.

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