Scottish Football Transfer News: Rangers sign up duo, Celtic’s £6.3m transfer wait, Liverpool win £4m race for Aberdeen ace, New favorite for Hibs job


Here are all the main headlines, latest news and transfer speculation from around Scottish football.

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Rangers, high on reaching the Europa League final, have been boosted by the news two stars have signed new deals. Veteran midfielder Scott Arfield has signed a one-year contract extension, while highly-rated teenage ace Alex Lowry has committed his future to the club until 2025, despite reported interest from clubs in England. (Various)

Derek McInnes has emerged as the favorite to become the next Hibs manager. Some bookmakers moved the Dons boss to 1/6 favorite over the weekend. McInnes has taken Kilmarnock back to the Premiership having replaced Tommy Wright. Prior to that, he turned Aberdeen into the regular European qualifiers, never finishing below fourth in a full season. (Various)

Frankfurt injury concerns

Eintracht Frankfurt will play a reserve side for their remaining Bundesliga matches as they prepare and protect players for the Europa League final with Rangers. Martin Hinteregger is already out of the final, while four more players – Djibril Sow, Rafael Santos Borre, Jens Petter Hauge and Jesper Lindstrom – all have doubts about them. Manager Oliver Glasner said: “We will look at them closely before the final. They won’t be lying in their hammocks for ten days though. At this stage of the season, we won’t take any chances. It’s about creating a balance .” (Scottish Sun)

All the latest news and transfer speculation from around the SPFL. (Photo by Craig Foy/SNS Group)

Aberdeen boss Jim Goodwin revealed the decision behind his starting XI for the draw with Hibs on Saturday. There was a start for Dante Polvara, while the likes of Christian Ramirez and Dylan McGeouch were left on the bench. Goodwin said: “I picked the starting XI who are all under contract for next season. Of the nine subs, six have already been told they’re not getting an offer or are surplus to requirements. With that there is always a bit of tension and frustration within the group. But I try to be honest with people and tell them how it is and try to give them time to get sorted.” (daily-record)

Liverpool win race for Ramsay

Liverpool are reportedly set to win the race for Calvin Ramsay. The Aberdeen full-back has attracted interest from England and around Europe but the Anfield side could pay £4million to land the full-back this summer. Ramsay’s breakthrough campaign saw him win the SFWA Young Player of the Year award, while a January move from Bologna was rejected by the club. (Mail on Sunday)

McGhee wants Dundee future

Dundee boss Mark McGhee is keen to stay on despite the club on the brink of relegation. The Dens Park side are six points adrift of St Johnstone with two games to play. McGhee was brought in to replace James McPake but has not led the team to victory yet. He said: “I came here hoping to stay. I’ve really no idea. We’ve not discussed it. I’d like to stay but we’ll see.” (Various)

Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou has revealed a deal to secure Jota on a permanent deal from Benfica has yet to be finalized. Reports in Portugal suggested the Parkhead side had all but sorted a £6.3million transfer. Postecoglu said: “He understands. He’s humble enough to know that he’s got the talent but he had the talent last year – you need the platform. This football club has given him that. In terms of next year, with him and Cameron (Carter-Vickers) we’re in a similar boat. If everyone wants something to happen it’ll happen.” (Various)

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