The Daily Record reports that former Rangers midfielder Liam Burt is finally close to joining a new club months after his release from Celtic.
Burt started his youth career with the Hoops before joining the Gers in 2014 and working his way through the ranks at Ibrox.
He made a pair of Championship appearances during the 2015/16 season and a solitary Premiership appearance the following campaign, as well as turning out for the U20s in the Challenge Cup.
However, he wasn’t able to make an impression and after loan spells at Dumbarton and Alloa Athletic, he was released by the club in 2019.
Controversially, he then signed a two-year deal with Celtic but was unable to break into the first team at Parkhead and was released in the summer halfway through his contract.
Burt subsequently trained with EFL sides Barnsley and Sunderland but was unable to win a deal, so he’s been a free agent for months.
However, the Daily Record reports that he’s now close to joining Bohemians.
It’s stated that Burt will travel to Dublin in the coming days to complete his move to the Bohs, who finished 2nd in the League of Ireland Premier Division last season.
It’s an unexpected destination for the 21-year-old former Scotland youth international, but European football will soon be on offer at Dalymount Park, with Bohemians set to enter Europa Conference League qualifying when it gets underway in July.
Several former Rangers youngsters have crossed the Irish Sea in recent times, but both Aidan Wilson and Cammy Palmer moved to Northern Ireland to join Premiership clubs Crusaders and Linfield respectively.
The first choice for most is to head south to the EFL, though, and one former Ger who did just that in the summer was lauded on Saturday after sending his new club top of the table with his third goal of the season.