Frank Lampard praised reportedly Rangers-bound Andy King last season

TV pundits Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard chat to Jake Humphrey ahead of the Premier League match between Brighton and Hove Albion and Manchester City at Amex Stadium on August 12, 2017...

Rangers are reportedly set to bring midfielder Andy King to Ibrox.

TV pundits Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard chat to Jake Humphrey ahead of the Premier League match between Brighton and Hove Albion and Manchester City at Amex Stadium on August 12, 2017...

Rangers are back in action this evening, taking on Midtjylland in the second leg of their Europa League qualifying clash, with Steven Gerrard looking to take another step closer to the group stage of the competition.

The Gers have a 4-2 lead from the first leg, meaning they are hot favourites to advance, and Gerrard will be hoping to avoid a Celtic-like slip-up in Europe.

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He'll also be hoping for some good news in the transfer market, as another new recruit appears to be on the verge of joining Rangers, with Andy King close to signing.

 

The Herald report that King will sign a season-long loan deal, with the Leicester City midfielder all set to join up with Gerrard's men after tonight's game.

The 30-year-old has impressed as a goalscoring midfielder in the past, but has found first-team football harder and harder to come by with Leicester in recent times.

A Welsh international, King spent the second half of last season with Derby County under Frank Lampard, who told the Leicester Mercury that he feels King is a 'quality' player has bags of experience, which is what Gerrard is looking for.

Andy King of Leicester City holds off Ilkay Gundogan of Manchester City during the Carabao Cup Quarter-Final match between Leicester City and Manchester City at The King Power Stadium on...

That's interesting as Lampard told Sport360 that he and Gerrard are in regular contact as they embark on their managerial careers, and Gerrard will have surely asked for his old pal's opinion on King.

King suffered an injury early into his time at Derby, curtailing his impact, but with Lampard clearly a big fan, he'll have surely given Gerrard a positive recommendation.

Andy King of Leicester City during the Rotherham United v Leicester City - Pre-Season Friendly  at New York Stadium on July 27th , 2019 in Rotherham, United Kingdom.

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