Glasgow Rangers missed out on signing one of their targets earlier this week when Kenny McLean left Aberdeen for Norwich City.

Gers boss Graeme Murty had targeted the midfielder, who has been loaned back to the Dons for the rest of the season, but he chose the English Championship over a move to Ibrox.

Boyhood Rangers fan McLean joined the Canaries for a fee believed to be around £200,000. He signed a three-and-a-half year deal and when his loan at Pittodrie comes to an end he will be looking to make a big impression in East Anglia.

Gers boss Murty has already secured temporary moves for Sean Goss, Jason Cummings, Jamie Murphy and Russell Martin and was eager to add the 26-year-old to their ranks, so it will be a blow that they have missed out on him.

McLean confirmed that he chose Norwich over Rangers as he has always had an ambition to play in England, and he is ready for his opportunity.

“Recently I saw a bit of Norwich, and it excites me to come and play here,” McLean told Norwich City TV.

“The way the manager wants to play really does suit me, and I’m just looking forward to getting started. It has the right feel about it.

“I’ve always had ambitions of coming down to play in England and the Championship is an excellent league. I’ve been in Scotland my whole career and wanted something different.

“I let the manager at Aberdeen know that early on and then it’s just been about choosing the right place for me. This is perfect.

“There’s been a lot of talk about my future and taking everything into account, this felt like the right club.”

With Rangers boss Murty looking to complete a much-needed overhaul of his squad to make it ready to challenge for honours in the second half of the campaign, we can be fairly confident we have not seen the last of the transfer movement at Ibrox in January.

There is plenty of speculation over players coming and going from Glasgow, but with a huge match against Aberdeen on Wednesday evening, the immediate focus for the temporary Rangers boss will be on events on the pitch, rather than things off of it.


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