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West Brom new boy Allan: Rangers never bid for me

West Bromwich Albion signing Scott Allan has revealed that boyhood club Rangers never made a bid for him during transfer discussions.

It has emerged that 'Gers were keen on bringing the 20-year old midfielder from Dundee United to the club he has supported since he was a boy but after penning with the Baggies said that no offer was ever made by the Glasgow giants.

Allan also admittedd that putting up with the ensuing pressure of playing football for either Rangers or Celtic would perhaps be too much for him to handle.

"As a fan it might seem strange not to look at the chance of going to Rangers but I was never told they had made an official bid," he told the Daily Record.

"West Brom were always going to be my choice and even though I was aware Rangers were interested I knew I had to go south to become a better player.

"It came down to a purely football decision and no disrespect to Rangers but it was about getting the chance to play with a better standard of player.

"I'm a Glasgow boy and I just wanted to get away from the city.

"It's about focusing on my football without the distractions and not being a footballer in Glasgow with all the problems that brings.

"People have been saying I'm this or that but the true story hasn't come out. All that matters now is having people judging me as a footballer and not someone who has lost his head.

"I used to watch Paul Gascoigne and Mikel Arteta play for Rangers. I always loved players who like to get on the ball, good footballers. I want to live up to that."

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Andrew Slevison
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