Scottish Football Deadline Day LIVE: Rangers sign Aaron Ramsey on loan from Juventus, Souttar stays at Hearts, Celtic send defender on loan to Aberdeen, David Goodwillie makes controversial move, when does Scotland’s transfer window shut

Celtic and Hearts made inroads before the New Year with the former announcing a triple signing from the J-League, while the latter added Australian wing-back Nathaniel Atkinson.

It was a portent for a very busy start to the transfer window with Premiership clubs having taken an early winter break due to the restrictions placed on crowds. The rescheduled pause allowed teams to focus on bringing in players they resumed action in the middle of January.

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As expected the market slowed down on the top-flight’s return before picking back up again in the final few days.

Celtic’s Osaze Urhoghide is heading to Belgium for the rest of the season. (Photo by Rob Casey/SNS Group)

There will be a focus on Rangers and their pursuit of John Souttar. The Hearts centre-back has signed a pre-contract agreement to join the Ibrox side in the summer but they may return with a second offer to bring the defender in this month, especially having shipped three goals against Ross County.

Across the city, it will likely be about those departing Celtic, while Hearts, Hibs and Aberdeen are all likely to be looking at forward players. The Dons will also be looking to hold on to teenage star Calvin Ramsay.

We will have all the latest transfer news and speculation throughout the day.

Last updated: Monday, January 31, 2022, 23:43

Robert Snodgrass has popped up at key times for Scotland, West Ham, Norwich and Livingston – and he could pop up at any stage between now and the end of the season after agreeing his release from West Brom.

As a free agent he is not limited by the transfer window restrictions and can sign for a club at any time.

A long-standing transfer tale has now concluded – with half an hour of the window to go.

Jamie McGrath has moved to Wigan from St Mirren – after being targeted by Aberdeen and Hibs, twice, plus Middlesbrough and Birmingham this window.

The Irish international swaps places with Jordan Jones who arrived in Paisley this morning from the Latics.

Goodwillie’s Rovers return

More on the move of Clyde captain David Goodwillie to Raith Rovers – where he previously spent a spell on loan from Dundee United 👇

John Souttar will remain at Hearts for the remainder of the 2021-22 season.

Rangers launched a late bid for the defender but it was again rebuffed by Hearts who now say all their transfer business – incoming and outgoing – has concluded for the night, and the window.

They think it’s all over….

It’s getting to the business end of the transfer window now, 60 minutes to complete all the deals in Scotland… we’ve had Aaron Ramsey in, but what other late drama awaits?

It’s 11pm and that means that England’s transfer window has now finished slammed shut ceased ended closed.

DONE DEAL: Dennis moves south

After signing Alex Gogic half an hour ago, St Mirren have now confirmed striker Kristian Dennis has moved to Carlisle United.

Raith Rovers make controversial signing

Clyde have confirmed top scorer David Goodwillie has left Broadwood and returned to one of his former clubs, Raith Rovers.

Rumors circulated at the beginning of the month suggesting the Kirkcaldy side could be keen on the striker, but the story was met with a fierce opposition from a section of fans, including prominent supporter and sponsor Val McDermid.

Alex Gogic has made the move to St Mirren afterall.

The Cypriot international was believed to be involved in a move taking Jamie McGrath to Hibs that id not transpire at the weekend, but the interest has not waned and the ex-Hamilton midfielder is making the switch to paisley regardless.

St Johnstone swoop for Cardiff man

St Johnstone have got in on the day’s Welsh theme and recruited Tom Sang from Cardiff City.

The 22-year-old can play at right-back or in midfield.

🗣️ In Quotes: Aaron Ramsey joins Rangers

This is a really exciting signing for both Rangers and Aaron. As soon as I was made aware of the opportunity we had to bring Aaron to Rangers around a week ago, we have worked really hard to secure his signature.

Not only is Aaron a world-class player who will play a key role in our team, his level of ability and professional standards will be an inspiration to our existing players. We see Aaron as a leader, a quality player and a wonderful character to bring into our club. I’ve admired his career since his emergence at Cardiff and across Arsenal, Juventus and with Wales. We are all looking forward to working with him closely.

I am grateful to Juventus for their professional approach and discretion. Juventus and Aaron had many significant offers from elsewhere and we are delighted that he has chosen Rangers.

Any agreement we reach has to be within our normal wage model and Aaron’s desire to play here has enabled us to achieve this with Juventus’s cooperation.

Ross Wilson, Sporting Director

As soon as it was mooted as a possibility, I was really keen for us to try everything to get the deal done, and huge credit must go to Ross and to the Board for the work they have put in on this.

I look forward to welcoming Aaron to the training center tomorrow.

Giovanni van Bronckhorst, Rangers first team manager

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