Glasgow Rangers have confirmed the signing of Jon McLaughlin.
On Tuesday, the Gers confirmed the arrival of McLaughlin on a free transfer from Sunderland.
He had been offered a new deal by the Black Cats, but he decided to make the move back to his homeland, where he has signed a two-year contract.
This is the Ibrox outfit’s third signing of the summer transfer window following the arrivals of Ianis Hagi and Calvin Bassey, and the capture of McLaughlin fills a gap in Steven Gerrard’s squad. The departures of Wes Foderingham and Jak Alnwick left the former Liverpool man short between the sticks, with just Allan McGregor as a senior option.
After conceding just 27 goals in 32 League One matches before the campaign was brought to a premature close, the 32-year-old should be able to provide both competition and cover for the Gers legend – but his arrival does effectively spell the end for their chances of signing Vaclav Hladky, who was said to be their top transfer target this summer.
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Gerrard will have no need to bring in another goalkeeper, which leaves the £360,000-valued Czech goalkeeper – as per Transfermarkt – free to join any other club he fancies – perhaps even Celtic, with whom he has been linked. Ross Wilson and co will be hoping that their decision to look elsewhere does not end up costing them dearly.
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