Baggies plot Ibrox raid as Hodgson eyes Rangers duo McGregor and Naismith
08:45 GMT, 30 March 2012
West Brom manager Roy Hogdson plans to take advantage of Rangers' financial crisis with a double summer swoop for Allan McGregor and Steven Naismith.
Both players negotiated release clauses as part of the agreement to take a drop in wages after the club entered administration.
The Scotland internationals are available for a cut price
3.5million – a whopping 10m less than the Ibrox club would normally
Superman: Allan McGregor is a reported target for West Brom
Goalkeeper McGregor has long been a target for Hodgson who is struggling to tie down Birmingham's Ben Foster on a permanent deal, according to The Sun.
The Championship club value their stopper at 6m, placing him way beyond the 2m set aside by West Brom.
McGregor, 30, has also previously been a target for Arsenal after establishing himself as Scotland's No 1 following Craig Gordon's spate of injuries.
On the mend: Steven Naismith is recovering from a long-term injury
Naismith, 25, has emerged as one of Rangers' brightest talents since joining from Kilmarnock but has spent a considerable length of time on the sidelines and will not play again this season after suffering cruciate-ligament damage.
Before suffering the knock, he had looked in ominous form, scoring 10 goals to follow up the 16 he grabbed last season.