MICHAEL BEALE has landed his second signing of the transfer window after Rangers completed a move for midfielder Nicolas Raskin.

Boss Beale identified Raskin as one of his key January targets and he follows Todd Cantwell in signing on at Ibrox following his move from Norwich City.

The 21-year-old arrived in Scotland on Monday evening and was seen being driven into Auchenhowie on deadline day to go through the formalities of the final stages of his switch.

Rangers are now poised to announce the deal in the coming hours as supporters get their deadline day wish after a prolonged pursuit that saw the Ibrox board have two offers rejected by Standard Liege for a player who had entered the final months of his contract at the Stade Maurice Dufrasne.

Beale refused to confirm the deal for Raskin at his media conference on Monday afternoon as he revealed that Rangers would not return to the negotiating table in an attempt to sign Morgan Whittaker after seeing their approach turned down by Swansea City earlier this month.

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The Englishman has been on the lookout for midfield reinforcements since he succeeded Giovanni van Bronckhorst as manager and his double deal for Cantwell and Raskin adds further strength to the central areas.

"He’s an excellent player, there’s loads of interest and he has a lot of options," Beale said on Monday. "He can connect the midfield and forwards, he is technically very good and can play as a No.6 or a No.8. Yeah, he will be a good signing for someone.

"Competition. If you think about who left that position of the pitch, Joe Aribo, what did he bring? Legs and energy.

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"It’s lazy to say he and Tillman are similar because they’re not. Malik brings something different to Joe and I feel that type of player would help us. One more would compete with Jack, Lundstram and Kamara."