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Rangers in fresh transfer link to former Celtic forward

Rangers are tracking Michael O'Halloran of St. Johnstone, according to the Scottish Sun.

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Rangers aren't doing all their shopping in England, if the Scottish Sun is to be believed, which today claimed that we're tracking St. Johnstone's Michael O'Halloran, and are planning to make a bid.

It's hard to say whether this makes too much sense - O'Halloran is a pretty good player, he's not old, and he'd certainly come to us if we made an offer. Yet he's not particularly young either, probably doesn't have too much room for improvement at 25, and is contracted until 2017 so would surely cost a fair bit to get St. Johnstone to part with one of their key players.

There's no suggestion of an imminent bid - just talk of 'tracking', and 'plotting', and to say that Frank McParland has been to watch him a couple of times. Most recently was him featuring in a 1-0 loss to Kilmarnock - maybe we were just scouting our Scottish Cup opponents after the SFA told us the outcome of the draw in advance? Did they not think of that?

Anyway, on a free or very cheap, O'Halloran would be well worth looking at, but he's probably not worth paying serious money for. We'll be surprised if this one comes off. Oh, also, O'Halloran is a boyhood Celtic fan and former youth at the club, which he left when he was 16. So there's that.