If there was an award for the most unconventional move of the summer, Niall McGinn would certainly be nominated.
According to the Daily Record, the Northern Ireland international has swapped Aberdeen for Gwangju, the side currently sitting bottom of the South Korean top flight. It’s fair to say this is a path barely travelled.
News that McGinn has chosen a relegation dog fight in Far East Asia over a move to the likes of Bolton Wanderers and Sheffield United may not go down well with fans of the Championship duo.
Niall McGinn has been one of the Scottish Premiership's most consistent goalscorers
But how will Rangers supporters feel about missing out on the 29-year-old? The Daily Record adds that Pedro Caixinha’s side were linked with a move for McGinn, a former Celtic winger who spent the last five seasons at Pittodrie.
The versatile attacker, whose goal against Ukraine helped Northern Ireland win a game at a European Championship for the first time in 30 years last summer, is a proven talent in Scottish football.
He scored 14 goals in all competitions last season and only failed to reach double figures in the league in one of his five years at Aberdeen. And, with his contract running down, the prospect of nabbing a key player from the side who finished above them in the table last season surely appealed to Rangers fans.
Yet, it appears that Caixinha, who initially claimed that he wanted plenty of domestic experience in his squad, has taken an entirely different approach to recruitment.
Daniel Candeias and Dalcio arrived at Ibrox from Benfica unproven in British football. In fact, former Aberdeen skipper Ryan Jack, who caused controversy when swapping Edinburgh for Glasgow, is the only one of Caixinha’s eight summer signings with any previous experience of the Scottish game.
McGinn won't be joining former Aberdeen team-mate Ryan Jack at Ibrox
Therefore, it is impossible to guess just how they will adapt. At least Rangers would have known what they were getting with McGinn – a much-needed goalscoring wideman.
Should Rangers fans be disappointed that Caixinha did not make more of an effort?