Blackburn Rovers are set to make a £1.5 million bid for Rangers midfielder Lewis Macleod, according to a report from The Scotsman.
Macleod, 20, is one of the Scottish clubs brightest young talents and burst onto the scene in 2012 – making 52 appearances for the Glasgow outfit since then.
He’s been amongst the sides best performers this season, scoring eight goals despite being played out of position on the left of midfield, but could be sold for a minimal fee due to Rangers’ ongoing financial issues.
In November it was announced the club would need £8 million over 12 months in order to patch the financial holes, and could see Macleod’s sale as the first step in repairing the damage.
The 20-year-olds agent Paul Martin told Daily Record: “There has been interest in Lewis from more than one team but that’s all I’d say on the matter.”
It’s thought that Macleod is also on the radar of Premier League sides Aston Villa and Newcastle United, but Blackburn boss Gary Bowyer is particularly keen on pairing the youngster with compatriot Jordan Rhodes and could be prepared to enter a bidding war over the young Scot’s signature.
Macleod, described by Rangers boss Ally McCoist as a “shining star”, is under contract at the Ibrox until 2017.