Rangers Eye Move for Kenny McLean, Childhood Gers Fan “Desperate” to Play for Ibrox

Rangers are reportedly hot on the trail of Norwich City midfielder Kenny McLean, a lifelong Rangers supporter who has previously spoken of his desire to represent his boyhood club.

According to the Daily Record, Ibrox recruitment chiefs have been keeping tabs on McLean this summer, with new manager Philippe Clement adding the Scotland international to his transfer wishlist. Rangers scouts are believed to have watched McLean extensively for both club and country, paving the way for a potential summer swoop.

The 30-year-old midfielder has two years remaining on his contract with Norwich, where he captained the team on several occasions last season in the Championship.

A successful deal for McLean hinges on Norwich City’s asking price, under new head coach Johannes Hoff Thorup, and the guarantee of a substantial contract in Glasgow.

McLean himself has been open about his dream of playing for Rangers. Speaking to The Athletic in 2021, he admitted: “I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t something I’d desperately want to do. As a kid, that’s all you dream about, playing for your boyhood team.”

“Obviously, at that time I was about to play in the Premier League again, so it wasn’t something I was dwelling on,” he continued. “But for me and my family, it would be a dream come true. Growing up a Rangers fan, going to games with my dad, it’s just how it is in Glasgow. You support Rangers or Celtic, and you dream of playing for one of them. Thankfully, I was on the better side!”