JOLEON LESCOTT is on the brink of turning his back on massive contract at Sunderland to commit himself to a two-year deal with Rangers.
The former England defender is in Glasgow for a medical and is expected to put pen to paper over the weekend.
Lescott has been persuaded by Mark Warburton to join the growing list of ex-Premiership stars at Ibrox. The 34-year-old has been allowed to leave Aston Villa following their relegation and although he would have earned far more money by signing for Sunderland, his deal is also close to completion.
Warburton was last night keeping his options open by maintaining that former Swiss international Philippe Senderos, who has been training with them all week, is still an option. But Lescott is his first choice and he’s confident of landing his man.
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Commenting on Lescott, Warburton said: “We are making very good progress. A lot of work has gone on behind the scenes on a number of fronts so I hope very much that something can be done.
“You have got to have options and until you get that contract signed you don’t know what’s going to happen.
“We have to have options. The way the football world is right now you have to have options. Phillipe Senderos has been in and has been great with us. I have been very impressed by him as an individual and as a player. He has a tremendous CV. Right now there is progress being made. Other than that, we hope it will be 24 or 48 hours.”