With Rangers linked to Scott Arfield, could Burnley star fulfil Ibrox dream?

Rangers manager Graeme Murty during the Scottish Premier League match between Celtic and Ranger at Celtic Park on December 30, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Scott Arfield has six months left on his Burnley contract and is reportedly interesting Premier League duo West Ham and Crystal Palace, as well as Rangers.

Scott Arfield of Burnley celebrates after scoring his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Burnley and Watford at Turf Moor on December 9, 2017 in Burnley, England.

Scott Arfield has been one of the most understated players in Burnley’s rise from relegation candidates to shock Europa League challengers in the last few months.

The Canada international is a pillar of consistency in the Clarets' midfield but, like Andre Gray, Michael Keane and co before him, he has attracted interest from the more moneyed members of the Premier League.

According to Sky Sports, both Crystal Palace and West Ham United are keen to take Arfield away from Turf Moor in January, with his contract due to expire at the end of the season.

Manchester United's English midfielder Ashley Young (L) goes down in a challenge with Burnley's Scottish-born Canadian midfielder Scott Arfield (R) during the English Premier League...

And The Mirror (live transfer blog, 3.28pm) states that Rangers are also keen on the 29-year-old.

Dechmont-born Arfield, who represented Scotland up until under-21 level before switching his international allegiance to Canada, last played in his home country for Falkirk before moving to Huddersfield in 2010.

Arfield would fit the bill for Rangers, given that he could be available for a knock-down price, and would also help reinforce a left-wing position which looked a little light until Jamie Murphy arrived from Brighton earlier this month.

Scott Arfield of Burnley is tackled during the Premier League match between Burnley and Tottenham Hotspur at Turf Moor on December 23, 2017 in Burnley, England.

And just to add meat to the bones of this latest January rumour, Arfield would surely be doing his family proud by pulling on the royal blue of Rangers. After all, he comes from a long time of Teddy Bears.

“I’m buzzing to go back and play at Ibrox. My phone went off the hook as soon as the game got announced," Arfield, whose Falkirk side were beaten 4-0 in the 2009 Scottish Cup final by Rangers, told Burnley's official website before a pre-season friendly against The Gers two years ago.

“There are a lot of my mates and family members who are Rangers fans and it’s one of the pre-season highlights for me."

One of the main reasons behind Rangers' sluggish start to the season could be put down to a lack of Scottish football experience in a squad filled to the rafters with unknown and under-performing imports.

But signing the likes of Arfield, and boyhood Rangers fanatic Graham Dorrans, would give some much-needed passion and identity to this great club.

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