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Is Lee Hodson set for MLS switch from Rangers today?

Lee Hodson in action for Northern Ireland against Costa Rica in June.
Lee Hodson in action for Northern Ireland against Costa Rica in June.
Gareth Hanna

By Gareth Hanna

Northern Ireland could have another player in Major League Soccer, but the move must go through today.

Rangers full-back Lee Hodson has been tipped with a move to join Montreal Impact after being told by Gers boss Steven Gerrard that he was surplus to requirements at Ibrox.

However, time is of the essence with the MLS transfer window closing today.

The 26-year-old had been linked with a move to several clubs across the UK, strongly with St Mirren, Rotherham and Charlton.

Canadian side Montreal are currently fifth in the Eastern Conference. Their highest overall MLS finish to date is seventh in 2015 but they did reach the CONCACAF Champions League final in 2014.

Notable names in their squad include former Marseille defender Rod Fanni.

Hodson joined Rangers from Kilmarnock in 2016 but has started only 15 Scottish Premiership games in two seasons with the Ibrox club. He made five appearances including two starts in Northern Ireland's World Cup qualifying campaign.

He wouldn't be the first Northern Irishman to play in the MLS as Jonny Steele played for Real Salt Lake and the New York Red Bulls.

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