Rangers have been pursuing Preston playmaker Daniel Johnson this month, but have yet to secure a deal.
Johnson was left out of the Preston squad to face Swansea City last weekend, and we reported that Rangers had agreed a fee for Johnson – which has since turned out to not be the case… well, you live and learn!
Regardless, Rangers are still keen on Johnson, and may still push to try and sign him before the October transfer deadline.
The 27-year-old is out of contract this summer, meaning he would be able to sign for Rangers on a pre-contract agreement when the January transfer window opens.
That puts Preston under some pressure to sell before he leaves for nothing, and Johnson was out of the side to face Norwich City on Saturday due to a groin injury.
News of Rangers’ interest in Johnson has been rife in Scotland over the last 10 days, and two ex-Preston wingers have spoken about the Jamaican’s quality.
Daryl Horgan has told The Scottish Sun that he thinks Johnson is ‘phenomenal’ and is exactly what Rangers need because of his ability to play the killer pass in the final third.
Meanwhile, Chris Humphrey has spoken to the Daily Record, suggesting that Johnson ‘would be unreal’ for Rangers as he is an ‘unbelievable’ player whilst echoing Horgan’s sentiments that he is phenomenal.
Their praise for Johnson is certainly well-placed, though Preston will be hoping that they can keep hold of the playmaker and fend Rangers off.