Norwich City are set to beat Rangers to the signing of Aberdeen midfielder Kenny McLean.
The Dons midfielder has been a long-term target for the Glasgow side who were expected to try and tie McLean down on a pre-contract with his current deal expiring in the summer.
However, according to the Scottish Sun, the 26-year old could now be set for an immediate move to the Canaries.
Given his contract situation, and the fact he told Aberdeen he would be leaving, Derek McInnes’ men are expected to be ready to cash in on the player that joined the club in 2015.
Norwich are willing to spend £500,000 to bring McLean to Carrow Road as they look to make a late push for the play-offs.
Despite sitting in 13th, the Yellows are only six points away from the top six and they welcome the side occupying that position, Sheffield United, to Norfolk on Saturday.
Daniel Farke will have been on the lookout for a midfielder to replace Alex Pritchard who recently completed a mega-money move to Huddersfield Town.
This is a smart signing by Norwich. McLean is an intelligent footballer and very good on the ball so should suit the way Norwich want to play.
Although he’s not the most athletic, the left-footed midfielder should settle quite easily into the Championship and could be a bargain at that reported fee.
It’s a blow for Rangers but Aberdeen will be delighted to get a reasonable fee for a player they expected to be leaving for nothing in the summer.
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