Brentford have almost completed a £1m deal for Rangers midfielder Lewis Macleod, according to Sky Sports News.
It was reported on Tuesday morning by the Daily Record that the 20-year-old was due to have a medical, which Sky Sports have reported he has passed at the club’s training ground.
The young Scottish midfielder has represented his country at U16, U18 and U21 level and was recently called up to the squad that faced England, although he is yet to win a senior cap.
Macleod is well thought of at Ibrox, making his debut at 18-years-old when Rangers began their climb back up the Scottish leagues.
The midfielder has scored eight goals in 21 appearances so far this season in all competitions and also picked up the Scottish Professional Football League’s young player of the month award for November.
The £1 million price tag is likely to go towards the £8 million required to keep the Glasgow club in business for the rest of the season, with more sales likely.
If the signing goes through as planned the Scotsman could feature against Brighton in the FA Cup this weekend, or his debut could be against Rotherham in the league the following Saturday.
At just 20, MacLeod has a bright future ahead of him and if the Bees continue their fine form in the Championship, the Scotsman could find himself playing week in week out in the top-flight of English football.
Brentford are currently sixth in the Sky Bet Championship, eight points off of league leaders Bournemouth.