By Pranav Shahaney

12th Jul, 2022 | 11:50am

Rangers prepare Rabbi Matondo contract ahead of official announcement

Rangers are reportedly on the cusp of securing the services of Schalke winger Rabbi Matondo.

According to Sky Sports Germany journalist Dirk g. Schlarmann, he has completed his medical as well and the move to Ibrox is now imminent.

The 21-year-old is understood to be joining the 55-time SPFL champions for a fee in the region of £2.5million.

Via his Twitter account, he wrote, “Next step in the sale of Rabbi Matondo – the Welshman has passed the MedCheck and the contract is in the making. Move to Glasgow Rangers for about 3 million is imminent.”

Good move

Signing a winger was a priority this summer and it’s good to see Rangers showing such initiative.

They saw that Matondo was available and willing to come so they did their due diligence before amplifying their pursuit.

There was only so much he could grow as a player in Germany so moving to the United Kingdom made the world of sense for him.

He will be handed the chance of playing European football and possibly even the Champions League should he and Gers navigate their way past the qualifying rounds.

With Ianis Hagi out for the rest of the year and Joe Aribo having left, they were a bit short on quality on the right.

Matondo, with his blistering pace, will be a terrific addition and we cannot wait to see how he fares at Ibrox.

In other Rangers news, Celtic and the Gers are at loggerheads over a record-breaking SPFL midfielder and a bid for him has already been tabled.