Norwich star ‘dreaming’ of Rangers move after mocking rivals Celtic

Date published: Tuesday 13th July 2021 7:46 - Robert McCarthy

Norwich star Kenny McLean has revealed that it is his dream to one day play for Rangers, as the midfielder prepares for a Premier League return.

The Canaries are back in the top flight after winning the Championship last season. However, McLean told The Athletic that he would relish the chance of turning out in Rangers blue at some point of his career.

Steven Gerrard’s men have been strongly linked with a move for the 29-year-old. Indeed, the Ibrox chief has admits that he is an admirer of the player.

McLean actually started his career at Rangers before being released in 2008 and joining St Mirren.

And the Rutherglen-born star, who missed Euro 2020 with a knee injury, admitted to The Athletic: “I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t something I’d want to do.

“As a kid that’s what you want to do, play for your boyhood team.

“Right now, I’m about to play in the Premier League again, so I’m not even thinking about it!

“But for me and my family it would be pretty special.

“I grew up a Rangers fan, used to go to the games with my dad, and as a kid in Glasgow you support Rangers or Celtic, and you want to play for one of them.

“So, I was on the better side!”


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Meanwhile, Norwich have continued their preparations for their return to Premier League football with the signing of Pierre Lees-Melou.

It has been a busy start to the summer for Norwich and they now have another new player to add to the ranks. Lees-Melou has joined from Nice, where he was vice captain, for an undisclosed fee. The Canaries have tied him down to a contract until 2024, subject to international clearance.

Aged 28, Lees-Melou played 33 times in all competitions for Nice last season as they finished mid-table in Ligue 1. He scored five goals along the way and featured in the Europa League.

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Now, he will get his first taste of Premier League football, teaming up with the newly-promoted Norwich.

“I’m very excited to join Norwich City and discover my new future with the club and its fans,” he told their club website. “I can’t wait to play football in Norwich colours.

“I spoke with Daniel [Farke] and Stuart [Webber]. We had a very long conversation about football and the vision for the team.

“I’ve heard a lot about how Norwich plays football in the right manner and style and also the club’s spirit and mentality. I love that and that got me very excited.

“I also spoke with Morgan Schneiderlin and Yoann Barbet about football in England. They spoke very highly of Norwich and the club’s position and standing.

“I appreciate the opportunity in this club and wanted to get the move sorted and start quickly. I’m excited to discover a new country, language and play in the biggest league in the world.”

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