By Adefunmiloye Alani

23rd Jun, 2021 | 2:33pm

Watford want Dapo Mebude after Rangers exit

Scotland youth international striker Dapo Mebude has been released by Rangers and is wanted by newly-promoted Premier League side Watford.

Daily Record have reported on their live blog today [at 01:09 pm] that the Hornets are keen on snapping up the teenager as they prepare for life back in the English top-flight.

Mebude, 19, was among the five Rangers players that were banned for breaking COVID protocols in February 2021, and while that dealt a massive blow on his first-team chances, he is now set for a “dream move” with the Hornets [Daily Record].

Dream move indeed

The youngster was on loan at Queen of the South during the second half of last season, scoring twice in 13 Scottish Championship games.

Mebude’s Rangers career has not gone as he had anticipated and dreamt, but potentially moving to the Premier League is huge.

We do not know for sure if that will happen, but the London-born youngster can count himself lucky if it does.

The striker will initially be linking up with Watford under-23s if he ends up down south, but he has the chance to break into the senior team given his potential and abilities.

Mebude turned professional with Rangers in May 2017, signing a deal until 2021.

He linked up with manager Steven Gerrard’s team in February 2019, making his debut three months later in a Premiership game against Kilmarnock.

That proved to be his first and last league appearance for the Bears, and he will now be looking forward to impressing at Watford should a move work out.

While things did not go as planned for him at Glasgow, we cannot wait to see him prove himself in the English top-flight.

In other Rangers news, Euro title-winner has responded when asked if he wants to join the Bears this summer.