Rangers are thought to be preparing to open talks with Allan McGregor about a new contract, according to a report by Football Insider.
The 37-year-old is believed to have already entered the final 12 months of his current deal, but Steven Gerrard is understood to be keen on keeping him at Ibrox.
The manager is said to be of the opinion that the veteran shot-stopper still has plenty to offer the Light Blues and feels he can continue to perform to a high standard for many years.
Having rejoined the club in the summer of 2018, the former Scotland international has proven instrumental for the Bears and has produced some top-quality performances over the last 12 months or so.
According to the data collected by Transfermarkt, McGregor has kept 30 clean sheets in his 62 appearances, taking his tally for the Light Blues to 145 in 312 matches over the years.
The ‘keeper may have irked Gerrard at points in the season with some poor discipline having been noted, though his manager has not hid his praise for him either.
Following the red card against Hibernian, he said on Sky Sports (via Daily Record): “Allan McGregor has been one of our best players all season. He was in the running for player of the year and rightly so. Again you see the reason why he’s highly rated as a goalkeeper because he pulls off a world-class save to get you three points. But then, it’s another crazy moment that it’s difficult to defend.”
Tying McGregor down to a new deal should definitely be something Rangers look to do as the veteran has become vital to the club’s chances of securing silverware.
The experienced ‘keeper appears to have ousted Wes Foderingham in between the sticks and, if they were unable to come to an agreement, it would surely have to be considered a huge blow as he looks irreplaceable at the moment.
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