By Saikat Mandal

6th Jul, 2022 | 6:10pm

Rangers eye move for Genk winger Theo Bongonda

Rangers have set their sights on Genk winger Theo Bongonda who could leave Belgium to move to Scotland, according to a report from Footnews.

The Belgium news outlet reported on 6 July that the DR Congo international is a target for the Gers, who would be available at around £6million this summer.

There’s also interest from clubs in the UAE, but Bongonda wants to play for a good European club instead.

The Belgian outfit will be happy to sell him if they get the right offer.

Interesting

The price quoted for him would be a big outlay for the Gers ahead of Champions League qualifiers next month.

Rangers should look to bring in some new faces after an inactive month of June, where John Souttar was the only arrival, and that deal was sorted out way back in January.

With Joe Aribo on his way out of Ibrox, the Bears need to bolster their attacking midfield areas.

The 26-year-old is primarily a left-winger who has got a decent record in the Jupiler Pro League.

In 2021-22, he managed 13 goals and five assists in all competitions. He has made three appearances for his national team Congo as well.

He has got previous experience playing in La Liga with Celta Vigo and could be a handy option for the Bears.

Ryan Kent has only a year left on his deal, but it seems Giovanni van Bronckhorst is keen to bolster his wing areas irrespective of what happens to the former Liverpool man.

In other Rangers news, contract talks with a key player have hit a new impasse with a summer exit now on the cards.