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McGregor close to Besiktas move

July 10, 2012
By ESPN staff

Besiktas are close to sealing the capture of Scotland goalkeeper Allan McGregor on a free transfer from Rangers.

Allan McGregor reflects on Malmo's away goal
GettyImagesAllan McGregor is close to agreeing a switch to Turkey

McGregor, 30, is the latest Rangers player to look to leave the stricken club, with his agent already having travelled to Turkey to discuss terms for a three-year contract.

The goalkeeper was one of several Rangers players to accept a pay cut last season and admitted at the time that, should the situation worsen, he would look elsewhere for employment.

Eleven Rangers players including McGregor have refused to transfer their contracts to the Rangers newco", although those who have signed for new clubs are yet to receive international clearance.

McGregor has spent his entire career to date at Ibrox, making 278 appearances for the club and winning three league titles. He has appeared for Scotland on 21 occasions.