Reported Rangers transfer target Greg Stewart will leave Birmingham City in the summer when his contract expires – clearing the way for an Ibrox move for the striker.

Stewart was widely expected to leave St. Andrews this summer and the Blues have confirmed that he’ll be leaving this summer with Tomasz Kuszczak and Cheikh Ndoye.

14th April 2019, Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland; Scottish Cup football, semi final, Aberdeen versus Celtic; Greg Stewart of Aberdeen challenges for the ball with Callum McGregor of Celtic

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It’s been widely reported that Stewart has held talks with Rangers over a summer move and with Birmingham confirming his imminent departure, a deal could be close.

Stewart has spent the second half of the season on loan at Aberdeen after impressing with Kilmarnock in the opening months of the campaign.

6th April 2019, Dens Park, Dundee, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Dundee versus Aberdeen; Greg Stewart of Aberdeen is tackled by Callum Moore of Dundee

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During his time at Rugby Park, he scored eight times in 16 appearances and contributed a further seven assists before he was recalled by City.

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Following his recall, he was almost immediately sent on loan to again to Aberdeen, where he had also spent the previous season and impressed.

15th December 2018, Rugby Park, Rangers Kilmarnock, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Kilmarnock versus Dundee; Greg Stewart of Kilmarnock

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After originally joining Birmingham from Dundee in 2016, Stewart made 22 appearances for the Blues but failed to score.

Rangers have already secured the signing of Jordan Jones and Jake Hastie on pre-contracts and adding Stewart would give Gerrard’s side more depth as they look to push Celtic for the title.

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