Rangers Frontrunners to Sign Connor Barron Despite Previous Interest from England and Italy

Scottish midfielder Connor Barron is reportedly prioritizing Rangers over moves to England or Italy, according to the Scottish Sun. The 21-year-old is out of contract with Aberdeen this summer, leaving the Dons sweating on a potential tribunal decision if they can’t agree on a transfer fee with the Gers.

Aberdeen would be entitled to compensation for Barron, with the fee potentially reaching £500,000 due to cross-border transfer rules if he moved to Italy. While Swansea and Middlesbrough were previously considered frontrunners, Barron is now said to be open to joining Rangers’ revamped squad under manager Philippe Clement.

Historically strained relations between the two Scottish clubs could become a hurdle in negotiations. If no agreement is reached, a tribunal would determine the transfer fee, potentially benefiting Rangers. This scenario might be preferable for Aberdeen, hoping Barron would move abroad.

Barron’s potential decision to stay within the Premiership and join Rangers would be a significant vote of confidence for Clement’s ongoing rebuild.