Rangers star could be reunited with Candeias, negotiations started - report
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Rangers star could be reunited with Candeias, negotiations started - report

Rangers star Scott Arfield could be reunited with Daniel Candeias, as Alanyaspor are one of two teams to have started negotiations with him, according to Fanatik.

33-year-old Arfield is out of contract at the end of the season and had fallen down the pecking order at Ibrox by the time Steven Gerrard left for Aston Villa in November.

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He’s played a much more prominent role under Gio van Bronckhorst, featuring in all of the Gers’ last seven Premiership fixtures, starting five of them.

He’s earned praise from his manager and he’s claimed that he’s still happy at Ibrox.

Two clubs keen on Rangers star

However, the Canada international’s future is still uncertain and it’s now being claimed that there’s serious interest in his signature.

Fanatik reports that Turkish Super Lig clubs Alanyaspor and Hatayspor are ‘vying’ for Arfield and have already opened negotiations with his representatives.

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Could Arfield be off to Turkey?

This report has come somewhat out of the blue, but it’s no surprise that clubs are interested in Arfield given his strong form towards the end of 2021.

The versatile and combative midfielder has never played club football outside of the UK, but a transfer to Turkey could be appealing as he moves towards the back end of his career.

Arfield played alongside Daniel Candeias during his first season at Ibrox and he would link up with him again at Alanyaspor if they are successful in their bid to snap him up.

They are currently 10th in the Super Lig table, four places and three points behind the Gers star’s other suitors Hatayspor.

It would be a big surprise if Arfield opted to leave Rangers this month, though, given that another Premiership medal is there to be won and a high-profile Europa League tie against Borussia Dortmund is looming.

Meanwhile, a 22-year-old Rangers player has joined an SPFL club on loan.