Rangers-linked goalkeeper Zander Clark is now a target for both Dundee United and Aberdeen, according to the Scottish Sun.
Clark has been one of the standout keepers in Scotland in recent years, helping St Johnstone to a shock domestic cup double last season.
However, his current deal is up at the end of the season and despite the Saints’ best efforts, he’s yet to sign an extension.
Two Premiership rivals keen on Rangers-linked keeper
The Daily Record claimed back in November that the 29-year-old was on the Gers’ radar as a potential replacement for Allan McGregor, who’s expected to retire in the summer.
It looked a good option for the Gers given Clark’s contract situation and a dream move for the player himself, given that he grew up supporting the club.
However, the Scottish Sun now report that it’s Dundee United and Aberdeen who’re competing against each other to snap him up on a pre-contract deal, with ‘serious offers’ currently being prepared.
It’s asserted that St Johnstone boss Callum Davidson is already resigned to losing his no.1.
The Terrors are said to be preparing for the possibility that their current first-choice keeper Benjamin Siegrist will be on the move in the summer, while Dons boss Stephen Glass is allegedly eyeing Clark as a replacement for veteran Joe Lewis.
Clark may not seal dream Ibrox switch
Given that Rangers were only mentioned in passing in this latest report, it looks as though they may have had second thoughts about pursuing Clark.
McGregor may be closing in on retirement but there’s still no need for panic at Ibrox about the goalkeeping situation.
Jon McLaughlin has shown that he would make an adequate no.1 and would likely sign a new deal if given certain guarantees, while in Robby McCrorie and Jay Hogarth, there are some talented homegrown keepers on the books.
Clark would be a decent option on a pre-contract but other areas of the squad should be the priority this month and perhaps Ross Wilson feels there will be even better options out there come the summer.