Rangers are close to signing John Eustace, claims Mark Warburton

Rangers are close to agreeing the signing of John Eustace.

Rangers have been hoping to agree a deal with John Eustace for a number of months, and Mark Warburton has updated the situation concerning his fitness when speaking to the official Rangers YouTube channel.

Warburton said: “John’s hopefully getting there, I spoke to him this afternoon. He’s getting there fitness wise, which is pleasing to see. There’s no signing at the moment, but we are almost there. There’s a small situation arisen which is away from football.”

Eustace has been out of contract since this summer, having left Derby County after two years with the Championship club.

He has been linked with a move to Rangers for much of the summer, due to his links with Warburton - both were at Watford at the same time - but so far a deal has yet to be completed.

There were doubts about his fitness, and the 35-year-old has spent the following months training to prove he is good enough for the side. It appears as if he is close to reaching that level, although he is currently away from Ibrox due to a domestic situation, although Warburton would not confirm what the situation was.

Eustace will be an experienced signing for Rangers, and Warburton will be bringing in a level head with good ability when the 35-year-old finally agrees a formal move to Ibrox - which should hopefully be in the coming days.

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