Rangers midfielder set for loan deal as Sochaux ditch Edu chase


The Seasiders had agreed terms with Rangers for a loan agreement, despite interest from Sheffield United, the youngster – once touted as one of the best young talents in Scotland – decided to sign up to Ian Holloway’s Blackpool side as they push towards the play-offs.

This season, Fleck has made a total of five first team appearances and with chances limited at the moment, the Scottish youngster has decided to move temporary to find regular first team football.

Meanwhile Sochaux have ended their pursuit of Maurice Edu after they decided to sign Udinese’s Thierry Doubai on loan instead. The French side made two attempts to sign the American international last week, with all being rebuffed by Rangers with the last bid reportedly £900,000.

Sochaux assistant coach Stephane Gilli reportedly told STV Sport that: “We had two or three options but today we signed Thierry Doubai. We are very happy to have Doubai. Our first option was for Edu to come here. But we made two offers to Rangers and they said it wasn’t enough.

“We could not get a solution. I think the offer we made was the correct amount. I spoke to our president this morning and he told us our interest in Edu is finished.”

Rangers have given trials to Jorge Claros and Enar Jaager, both players attended a training session at Murray Park yesterday morning as Ally McCoist and the coaching staff put the players through their paces at Auchenhowie.


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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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