Rangers in hunt to sign wantaway Millwall teenager Abdul Abdulmalik
Rangers are in the hunt to sign Millwall striker Abdul Abdulmalik as he aims to quit the London club, according to the Daily Mail.
The newspaper reports that the English Championship club have offered the 18-year-old forward a new contract but he wants to leave and that means he could be available for a minimal compensation fee.
Abdulmalik’s current deal at Millwall expires at the end of this month and while Rangers have watched him, Arsenal have too and Swansea have seen an approach for the England Under-17 ace rebuffed by the London club.
One for the future?
We doubt that Abdulmalik is seen as a player who can come straight into Steven Gerrard’s first team at Ibrox as he’s yet to experience senior football in his budding career.
He’s played at Under-18s and Under-23s level for Millwall but it’s difficult to dig out information on the youngster other than what the Daily Mail has reported.
But it’s safe to say that if Arsenal have tracked the young forward then he must be someone who’s worth tracking.
Unfortunately, if the Gunners make an approach for the England Under-17s attacker, they will probably beat Rangers to his signature for logistical reasons.
We have a great academy at Auchenhowie and there are plenty of English players here who can big up the club to those south of the border who may prefer to stay in the Premier League or EFL.
We’ll see what happens but Rangers’ interest doesn’t seem too concrete at the moment with Swansea clearly more keen than us and the Gunners.
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