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Rangers to battle Leeds and Leicester for Preston North End goalkeeper Freddie Woodman

Rangers are plotting a summer move for Preston North End goalkeeper Freddie Woodman, reports the Scottish Sun.

The Scottish Premiership club are ready to part with £3.5 million for the 25-year-old.

Rangers are preparing for life without legendary goalie Allan McGregor.

The 41-year-old, who was recently inducted into the Light Blues’ Hall of Fame, is out of contract this summer.

McGregor is expected to leave Ibrox and manager Michael Beale sees Woodman as the perfect replacement.

However, Rangers will face competition from Leeds United and Leicester City for the former Newcastle United man.

Leeds’ Illan Meslier has been linked with a move to Manchester United, and relegation would force them to sell the Frenchman.

Leicester could do with an upgrade with Danny Ward inconsistent in goal.

Woodman has been in excellent form for Preston since joining them last year.

Rangers have sent scouts to watch the former England youth international several times this season.

They also saw him in action on Tuesday during the Championship game against Coventry City.

Woodman kept a clean sheet in the goalless draw, his 14th in 34 league games this term.

He spent time with Kilmarnock and Aberdeen on loan while at Newcastle. His experience in the Premiership makes him a good fit for Rangers.

The Deepdale club are willing to cash in on him at the end of the season.

Preston have made it clear to suitors that they will listen to offers, but he will not leave on the cheap as his deal does not expire until 2025.

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