City swoop for Rangers midfielder Gow

Matthew Chambers Rangers' Alan Gow was today believed to be undergoing a medical at Norwich City ahead of a possible £250,000 switch south of the border. The Gers six-foot attacking midfielder, 25, had been due to join Burnley this week as a make-weight in a £3m deal that saw Kyle Lafferty go the other way.

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Rangers' Alan Gow was today believed to be undergoing a medical at Norwich City ahead of a possible £250,000 switch south of the border.

The Gers six-foot attacking midfielder, 25, had been due to join Burnley this week as a make-weight in a £3m deal that saw Kyle Lafferty go the other way.

But Gow's move was called off after the player failed to agree personal terms with the Clarets, who are now set to receive a bigger sum for Lafferty.


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Gow's U-turn, according to sources in Scotland, alerted Norwich to a possible deal and the Carrow Road management was quick to get the wheels in motion.

His agent Phil McTaggart said: "We are going south to Norwich to have a look at the club.

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"Alan will have a look at what is on offer and speak with the management and then make a decision from there."

The Scotland B international player made just two appearances under Walter Smith last season, against East Fife and East Stirling, and is deemed surplus to requirements by the Scottish Premier League and Uefa Cup runners-up.

Gow has two years remaining on the deal he signed when he moved from Falkirk 12 months ago and one of the reasons why the Burnley switch is believed to have foundered is that the decision for him to leave had been taken by Rangers and not the player, therefore, he asked for his contract to be paid up.

If City were to go for Gow then a fee might be involved and the Glasgow-born player would almost certainly have to take a cut in wages, but he would have to weigh that up against the promise of first team football.

Gow played against Norwich, while Nigel Worthington was in charge at City, in a pre-season game for Falkirk in 2006.

Doncaster reportedly also bid the same as Norwich for the player but Gow has overlooked them in favour of a switch to Carrow Road.

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