After Kouyate signing, timing might be perfect for Rangers to move for James McArthur

James McArthur of Crystal Palace celebrates after scoring his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Southampton and Crystal Palace at St Mary's Stadium on January 2,...

Rangers should attempt to bring the Crystal Palace midfielder to Ibrox this summer.

James McArthur of Crystal Palace and Javi Manquillo of Newcastle United during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Crystal Palace at St. James Park on October 21, 2017 in...

Crystal Palace completed the £11 million signing of Cheikhou Kouyaté yesterday, and the Senegalese's arrival at Slehurst Park could present Rangers with the opportunity to bring James McArthur to Ibrox this summer.

The 30-year-old is a boyhood Gers fan, and he could surely be tempted into joining Gerrard's revolution at Ibrox this season.

He could find his playing time limited at Palace, following the arrival of Kouyate, and Rangers should attempt to take advantage of that fact with a swoop for the midfielder.


The Daily Record reported way back in November last year that McArthur might be tempted into joining Rangers, although it is unclear as to whether the Glasgow giants could actually afford the Palace man.

The Scotland international joined the Eagles from Wigan Athletic in the summer of 2014, for a fee believed to be worth in the region of £7 million, and with two years still remaining on his current contract with the south London club, it might take a similar fee to prise him away from Selhurst Park.

Brighton's English defender Connor Goldson (L) vies with Crystal Palace's Scottish midfielder James McArthur during the English FA Cup third round football match between Brighton and Hove...

McArthur is a tenacious central midfielder, and he possesses the kind of quality that would undoubtedly help Rangers make the jump up to the next level.

The Gers have a long way to go, if they are to close the gap on Celtic, but bringing someone like the Crystal Palace man into the club would be a great place to start.

Frazer Campbell and James McArthur arrive prior to the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Tottenham Hotspur at Selhurst Park on April 26, 2017 in London, England.

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