Barry Anderson of The Edinburgh News is reporting that Rangers have offered center back Darren McGregor a deal to sign with the club. The St. Mirren defender has been one of the names rumored to have piqued the interest of manager Ally McCoist & is now also a transfer target for Hearts.
Anderson suggests that Hearts manager Robbie Neilson has also given the 28 year old McGregor a contract proposal to sign with the Edinburgh club but acknowledged that the defender has a “more lucrative deal” from Rangers & that Neilson believes that Hearts “cannot compete with the money being spoken about at Ibrox.”
McGregor joined St. Mirren from Cowdenbeath in 2010 but injuries have limited him in his tenure with the Saints. He has had a total of 88 appearances in all competitions during that time. Last season, he was healthy throughout & made 39 appearances in all competitions. The 6’0 center back committed 21 fouls in that time yet was not booked once. He had 26 fouls committed against him.
Additionally, former Rangers goalkeeper, Neil Alexander, is on the verge of signing on with Hearts as a player-coach.