Rangers have completed the double signing of Hearts’ Lee Wallace and Orebro SK’s Alejandro Bedoya, with the latter waiting for work permit clearance to finalise the move.
Director of Football Gordon Smith was delighted after securing the services of Lee Wallace for £1.5 million after the Hearts defender agreed terms.
Wallace will complete the formalities in time to meet the deadline for next week’s Champions League qualifier with Malmo FF.
Smith told STV Sport: “We’ll be very pleased to get a player, we have been working on quite a few. We just wanted to get players in as we are trying to build squad and we are trying to help the manager build for the new season.”
Meanwhile American Alejandro Bedoya has confirmed on his twitter page that he has agreed terms with the Ibrox side, subject to work permit clearance.
Bedoya tweeted: “In Glasgow n just agreed to terms w/ Rangers! Crossing fingers Work Permit goes through! Thanks for the support!”
However it is reported that Bedoya’s signing is on a pre-contract agreement and will sign for Ally McCoist’s side in January, however Rangers could still decide to sign the player immediately subject to a transfer fee being agreed with the Swedish side
Smith confirmed earlier today that the club was holding talks with the midfielder: “We are hoping to get him on a pre-contract. We are in discussions about that. It would be to start in January but if we were to sign him now, we would have to agree a fee with his club. That’s under discussion as well.”
Rangers have also reportedly approved St.Johnstone with a view to sign midfielder Murray Davidson, however the Perth Saints rejected the Ibrox side’s advances according to various reports.