The transfer of Charlie McCann to Forest Green is imminent with Rangers recouping a small fee for the ex-Man Utd youth midfielder.

The Gers are said to have had a new contract offer rejected for McCann, who moves to English League One after around 18 months at Ibrox.

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Regarded as one of the brightest talents at the club, the 20-year-old made eight appearances for Rangers during his time with the club so the exit of Charlie McCann to Forest Green remains a surprise.

However, according to reports the kid was determined to get more first team football and the switch down south will offer Charlie McCann the opportunity for more first-team minutes.

The Daily Record are reporting that Rangers will also receive around £350k for Charlie McCann from Forest Green, a decent return on a player who has had limited first team minutes.

The exit could also kickstart something of a merry-go-round in the midfield position at Rangers, with the Ibrox side said to be close on deals for Norwich’s Todd Cantwell and Standard’s Nicolas Raskin.

Charlie McCann to Forest Green could kickstart Rangers transfers

Speaking after the 1-0 Scottish Cup win over St Johnstone, Rangers manager Michael Beale claimed that arrivals are also imminent as Charlie McCann prepares a switch to Forest Green.

The Rangers manager is also looking forward to returning injured players coming back into the team to make the squad more competitive.

‘You can expect to see something before the end of the window but I’m not going to say it’s definitely those guys [Nicolas Raskin, Todd Cantwell and Morgan Whittaker],” said Beale [Rangers].

“We’re going to bring some players in and one or two might go the other way.

“I didn’t see that Whittaker wasn’t in the Swansea squad. Russel Martin said he would be.

“We will be strengthening, players will come back. Antonio was on the bench today if we needed a penalty or needed five minutes.

“If I can get Antonio fit and playing with Alfredo I think it will add a different dimension.

“Scott Wright came on tonight and thought he was excellent.

“Ryan Kent and Fashion are giving me every single ounce of energy they’ve got. In time new players will come in, we’ll get more players fit and we’ll look stronger.

“But I tell you what, the results ain’t too bad.”

As Charlie McCann leaves for Forest Green, Rangers are set to take African talent Alex Yiga on trial.

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