Dundee United and Motherwell battling for former Rangers player - report
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Dundee United and Motherwell battling for former Rangers player - report

Dundee United and Motherwell are two of a number of clubs interested in former Rangers goalkeeper Liam Kelly, according to The Scottish Sun.

Kelly came up through the ranks at Ibrox before graduating to the senior squad, but following a pair of loan spells, he left permanently in 2018 in search of regular playing time.

Liam Kelly after winning the Glasgow Cup with Rangers in 2013. (Photo by Craig Watson/SNS Group via Getty Images)

He’s currently contracted to QPR but spent the second half of the 2020/21 campaign on loan at Motherwell, impressing upon his return to the Premiership.

The 25-year-old won the Players’ Player of the Year award at Fir Park despite his late arrival and according to The Scottish Sun, the Steelmen are keen on a permanent deal.

Graham Alexander faces competition for the former Ger’s signature, though, with Dundee United also said to be in the hunt and a number of unnamed English clubs also thought to be keen.

Kelly is under contract at Loftus Road until the summer of 2023 but is thought to be keen on an exit after falling out of favour in London.

Motherwell, Dundee United and multiple English clubs are reportedly keen on the former Rangers keeper. (Photo by Ross MacDonald/SNS Group via Getty Images)

The former Scotland youth international showed a lot of promise at Ibrox without quite managing to do enough to force his way into the team.

He’s improved considerably since his departure, though, and would be one of the best shot-stoppers in the Premiership if he returned for next season.

Given his contract situation, it’s likely that a considerable fee would be required to land him during this window.

In other news, an EFL Championship side have announced the signing of an exciting Rangers-linked player.