Leading scorer Boyd ready to rejoin McLeish at Blues
Wednesday 07 January 2009
Kris Boyd, the runaway top scorer in the Scottish Premier League this season with 18 goals in 18 starts for Rangers, will have talks today with Birmingham City.
The move will come as a shock to Rangers' fans, for whom Boyd is something of a folk hero. The Rangers chairman, Sir David Murray, confirmed last night that Birmingham had made an inquiry but that a fee had yet to be agreed. Birmingham will increase an initial offer of £3m to £4m and Rangers will accept that.
Boyd, 25, will be offered a five-year contract, and is understood to be attracted by the prospect of working again with Birmingham's manager, Alex McLeish, who signed him for Rangers from Kilmarnock and later capped him for Scotland.
Birmingham have also agreed a one-month loan deal for the Chelsea winger, Scott Sinclair, 19, while Rangers agreed to sell another forward, Alan Gow, to Wolverhampton for an undisclosed six-figure fee.
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