In Focus: McDonald would add real quality to Rangers midfield

As reported by The Sun, Rangers are battling it out with English Premier League new boys Brighton & Hove Albion for the signature of Scottish midfielder Kevin McDonald.

What’s the story?

Pedro Caixinha has already signed Ryan Jack and Bruno Alves and is apparently wasting no time in moving onto other targets he feels can help the Light Blues mount a Scottish Premiership challenge next season.

The Sun reckon that Rangers are in the race for Fulham’s Kevin McDonald, with a £2m fee likely to be enough to bring him to Ibrox.

However, they face stiff competition from Brighton, say the paper, with Chris Hughton looking for players that can help keep them up in the Premier League next season.

Worth the cash?

Once tipped as a regular Scotland international, McDonald has never really quite lived up to the potential many thought he had when he burst onto the scene at Dundee 10 years ago. However he has had a good career in the English lower leagues, making around 300 appearances in the Championship and League One for the likes of Sheffield United and Burnley.

Now 28 years old, he’s been a key part of Fulham’s midfield this season, making 45 appearances on their way to the promotion play-offs before eventually being dumped out  by Reading.

He’s an undoubted upgrade on the likes of Andy Halliday and if Rangers can do the reported deal then it can only be good news for the club.