Rangers FC would be upgrading their team if they were to move for Kenny McLean, according to Alan Hutton.
The Norwich City star has been linked with a return to Ibrox after featuring in their youth set-up in the early stages of his career.
McLean has struggled to establish himself as a first team regular under Daniel Farke this term leading to suggestions that he could be open to a move in the January transfer window.
Given his history with the Glasgow giants the 28-year-old could probably be tempted by a move north of the border, and according to Hutton, the midfielder would certainly be a a good option for Steven Gerrard.
Speaking to Football Insider, Hutton said: “He’s probably not had the game time at Norwich he would want so the chance of moving into a big club – we keep saying it, and it’s true, at the moment Rangers and Celtic are in the spotlight, they’re in Europe – it’s a great draw for people.
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“It’s going to be a fight, that’s for sure, especially with the formation Steven Gerrard plays, there’s only a certain number of places to fill.
“It is heavily loaded, in my opinion, but if you can add a player of quality who ups the standard then I think it should always be an option.
“I think he gives you that, it’s not a downgrade on anybody, he’s a high-calibre player so I think you always want that within your squad.”
This is going to be an interesting one to watch over the coming weeks.
Kenny McLean is undoubtedly an incredibly talented player but with limited opportunities to impress with Norwich City it seems that he could have a decision to make.
I’m sure that moving back to Rangers would be hugely appealing, and so this could depend on whether the Gers can get a deal over the line.