Report: Chris Maxwell held talks over joining Rangers, snubbed Ibrox for Preston

Preston North End

Rangers failed in a move to bring goalkeeper Chris Maxwell to Ibrox.

According to the Lancashire Evening Post, Preston North End beat Rangers to the signing of Fleetwood Town goalkeeper Chris Maxwell.

Maxwell, 25, made his name with Wrexham before a 2012 move to Fletwood, and having made more than 120 appearances for the Cod Army, he felt it was time to move on.

The goalkeeper announced last week that he would be leaving Fleetwood for a new challenge when his contract expired last summer, and it turns out that he isn't moving very far at all.

Preston North End confirmed on their official website on Monday afternoon that they had landed Maxwell on a free transfer, with the former Welsh youth international penning a three-year contract at Deepdale.

Now though, the Lancashire Evening Post report that Preston actually had to beat off stern competition from both Rangers and Huddersfield Town.

It's claimed that Maxwell held talks with both Rangers and Huddersfield last week, but after considering the offers from all three teams, he chose Preston.

It seems that Rangers are in the market for another goalkeeper this summer though, with manager Mark Warburton seeking some competition for first choice stopper Wes Foderingham.

Cammy Bell appears to have little future at Ibrox, whilst January signing Maciej Gostomski has already left the club. It may not be Maxwell heading to Glasgow, but the signing of a goalkeeper would not be a surprise for Rangers this summer.

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