Rangers sign keeper Al­nwick for £250k

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RANGERS have had a £250,000 bid for Port Vale keeper Jak Al­nwick ac­cepted, thus trig­ger­ing his re­lease clause in the player’s con­tract, writes Stewart Weir.

The 23-year-old is ex­pected in Glas­gow shortly to con­clude a deal to bring him to Ibrox on what is thought to be a three-year con­tract.

Al­nwick, who started his ca­reer at New­cas­tle United, is cur­rently co-cap­tain at Port Vale.

The for­mer Eng­land Un­der-17 and Un­der-18 cap is seen as a re­place­ment for Matt Gilks, who was told he could leave the club dur­ing this win­dow and con­sid­ered sur­plus to re­quire­ments by man­ager Mark Warburton, hav­ing only signed him in the sum­mer.

Gilks is ex­pected to de­part for Wi­gan Ath­letic.

How­ever, the ar­rival of an­other goal­keeper has left many Gers fans be­mused, be­liev­ing the team needs strength­en­ing in other ar­eas, in par­tic­u­lar, cen­tral de­fence.

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