A journalist who has been close to the Rangers move for Standard Liege midfielder Nicolas Raskin is claiming a contract has now been agreed between the club and player.

Belgian-based Sacha Tavolieri was the man to break the story of intensified interest earlier in the month but had put the brakes on talk of a contract being agreed.

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However, now the journalist is claiming that Rangers have agreed terms on a four-and-a-half year deal for the 21-year-old midfielder with the Ibrox club now negotiating a January transfer with Standard Liege.

It means that Rangers do appear to have struck a contract with Nicolas Raskin and the Ibrox support will now eagerly await updates on the Belgian in the coming days.

“We announced it on Thursday, Nicolas Raskin soon at RangersFC,” tweets Tavolieri.

“Player agreement, check, 4 and a half year contract. Medical tests last week, check.

“The Scottish leaders are coming to Liège to finalize the deal with Standard Liege in the coming hours.”

Rangers sort Nicolas Raskin contract

These claims come after Nicolas Raskin reportedly passed a London medical ahead of the Rangers switch to Ibrox over the weekend.

If what Sacha Tavolieri is tweeting is true, all Rangers need to do now is convince Standard to part with the midfielder this month after a contract was agreed with Nicolas Raskin.

The midfielder has been banished to the Liege reserves in recent months amid a fierce contract stand-off although it now appears the situation is set to be resolved in the coming days.

Rangers fans will be excited to see yet another fresh addition to a stagnant midfield following the signing of Todd Cantwell earlier in the week.

Signed from Norwich City, there’s a good chance Todd Cantwell is gearing up for an Ibrox debut this weekend too.

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