Former Rangers keeper McGregor signs for Turkish outfit Besiktas


The Scotland keeper is expected to be unveiled by the Turkish side at a press conference later today, following his signing a deal worth just over £18,000 per week.

Thr Turkish club confirmed via their official website: “Former Glasgow Rangers goalkeeper Allan McGregor has agreed to a two-year deal with the Eagles.”

Speaking to BJK TV, McGregor said: “It’s a big club, with a big tradition. Supposedly, they have great fans and a lot of noise in the stadium so I’m very excited. Every time I play, I don’t like losing, which is a good thing to have. I’ll just give my all for the team and hopefully I can do my best.”

The 30-year-old keeper left Rangers after refusing to transfer his contract over to a new company headed up by Charles Green following Rangers going into liquidation.

However, Green is disputing his right to move, but FIFA have granted temporary transfer certificates – ahead of arbitration over possible compensation – to McGregor’s former team mates who have left the Ibrox club for pastures new.

McGregor had been a Rangers player since 1998, making over 200 appearances for the Ibrox side and won three league titles and eight domestic trophies. He has also won 20 international caps after ousting Craig Gordon as Scotland’s number one.


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