Bristol City are close to signing former Rangers midfielder Andy King following his nightmare stint with OH Leuven in Belgium, according to Pete O’Rourke.

King joined the Gers on loan from Leicester City in 2019 to bolster Steven Gerrard’s options in midfield.

East Fife v Rangers - Scottish League Cup Second Round

King pictured in Rangers gear ahead of a League Cup clash against East Fife at Methil. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

However, he made just five appearances for the Gers, failing to start a match before heading back to the Foxes ahead of schedule.

He then had a more productive loan spell at Huddersfield Town before leaving Leicester permanently after over a decade at the club and joining Jupiler Pro League outfit OH Leuven in January.

The 50-cap Wales international would only make one substitute appearance over the second half of the Belgian season, though, and is now a free agent.

According to journalist Pete O’Rourke, he’s very likely to be playing in the Championship next season, with Bristol City close to finalising a double signing.

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The former Rangers midfielder looks set to join Bristol City following an unsuccessful spell in Belgium. (Photo by Plumb Images/Getty Images)

King and his former Leicester teammate Matty James are both said to be close to joining the Robins on free transfers.

 

Given that the former Ger is 32 and hasn’t played much football recently, this looks a good move for him.

City finished close to the relegation zone in the Championship last season but will be hoping for a much stronger showing next time around.

In other news, Rangers have been dealt a possible blow in their alleged pursuit of a player who grew up ‘five minutes’ from Ibrox.

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