Rangers defender Alan Hutton is on the verge of completing his move to Spurs before the transfer deadline.
The two clubs agreed a fee of about £8m three weeks ago but the 23-year-old turned down the chance of a move. However, it would apppear that the Scottish international defender has undergone a change of heart and is expected to agree terms with the London club.
Rangers manager Walter Smith told the club’s website: “It would look as though, after the remaining formalities, he will now join Spurs.
“Everyone at the club is disappointed that he’s leaving. It was up to Alan to decide what he wanted to do.”
Smith said he was sorry to see Hutton leave the club, adding: “The clubs agreed a fee a couple of weeks ago and it was up to Alan to decide what he wanted to do.
“He took his time as he has told me that he was enjoying his football here and he wasn’t in too much of a rush to go anywhere.
“But as the weeks have gone on he has decided it was the right time for him and we wish him well in that respect.
“Throughout the club there is disappointment that he’s leaving, but clearly it was an offer we couldn’t turn down.”