Port Vale chairman responds to Rangers’ bid for Jak Alnwick

Port Vale's Jak Alnwick

Mark Warburton’s Glasgow Rangers have been linked with Port Vale goalkeeper Jak Alnwick in the January transfer window.

Port Vale chairman Norman Smurthwaite has told STV that the offer made by Rangers to sign Jak Alnwick in the January transfer window is not acceptable.

According to STV, Scottish Premiership side Rangers have made a bid of £250,000 offer for Alnwick.

"We received a bid for the player however the terms were not acceptable,” Smurthwaite told STV.

Peterborough's Ben Alnwick

Alnwick joined Port Vale in England’s League One in 2015 following his departure from Newcastle United at the end of the 2014-15 campaign.

The former England Under-18 international has been playing well for the Valiants and does look like a player who could excel in a higher level or in a better domestic league.

Port Vale's Jak Alnwick

Rangers are looking for a new goalkeeper, according to STV, with Matt Gilks set to leave the Gers before the January transfer window shuts next week.

It will not be easy for Alnwick to break into the Rangers first team rightaway as Wes Foderingham is clearly the first-choice custodian at Ibrox at the moment, but the 23-year-old has the talent and the quality to earn a regular spot between the posts.

Rangers are third in the Scottish Premiership table at the moment with 39 points from 21 matches. Mark Warburton’s side are 22 points behind leaders and Old Firm rivals Celtic.

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