Goodwillie undergoes medical at Blackburn

Dundee United striker has edged closer to a move to the Premier League after Blackburn Rovers had a bid accepted for the striker.

Rangers were rumoured to be desperate to sign the Scot, but the two clubs could not agree a fee.

Eventually, Dundee United accepted a bid of around £2.8m after it was revealed that United had turned down a fourth advance from Glasgow Rangers which still didn’t meet the club’s valuation of the player.

Dundee United manager, Peter Houston, is sad to see the bright talent leave but supports his want for a better standard of football, saying: “I think Rangers have made an improved offer, but he hasn’t said to me whether he is happy with that or not. It is between the two clubs just now and I believe the two bids are very similar, with Blackburn offering more in add-ons.”

Rangers manager, Ally McCoist, still believes he could sign the forward however, commenting: “I don’t think he’s a Blackburn player,” he said. “He is a player we have made no secret about, but he is still a Dundee United player and we have to show them a lot of respect.”

Goodwillie scored 19 goals last season, and is looking to maintain that form after he had a charge of rape dropped against him last week.

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