DUBLINER Jonathan Daly could bridge an 80-year gap by becoming the first player from the Republic of Ireland to hook up with Rangers.
Daly, capped 10 times at U-21 level, is out of contract with Dundee United at the end of this season and the Ibrox club have expressed an interest in landing the former Cherry Orchard man.
Rangers cannot sign new players until a transfer embargo is lifted in September but the club want Daly on board and have informed the Tannadice club of their intentions.
"Rangers have written to us to intimate that they plan to speak to Jon Daly," said United chairman Stephen Thompson.
Not since Alex Stevenson lined out for Rangers in the 1930s has a player from the Republic worn the blue shirt, though Cork lad Alan Smith had a spell at the club's academy recently.