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Rangers are interested in Nigerian midfielder Fatai Gbadamosi

Rangers are susceptible to some of the most surprising and downright bizarre transfer rumours, aren’t they?

The January transfer window is in full swing as clubs up and down the country seek to strengthen their squad with new additions.

Ibrox boss Steven Gerrard has shown he isn’t afraid to dip his toes into the transfer market. Not content with signing Bongani Zungu on loan from French Ligue 2 side Amiens last summer – and it’s fair to say that the results have been a mixed bag – the 54-time Scottish champions are now interested in signing Nigeria midfielder Fatai Gbadamosi from Shooting Stars, if recent reports are to be believed.

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That’s according to 90min, who claimed earlier this week that Rangers and Celtic are set to go head to head for Liverpool striker Taiwo Awoniyi by the end of January.

Awoniyi has five goals in 13 Bundesliga appearances for Union Berlin. His current contract with his parent club runs until 2023.

The report adds the Old Firm rivals are reportedly interested in Gbadamosi and are ready to battle each other for their respective transfer targets.

Gerrard’s side is already well stocked in the midfield with Steven Davis, Ryan Jack and Zungu.

And we must admit that the thought of adding a virtual unknown in Gbadamosi to that mix does little to whet the appetite and reeks of sheer desperation from Ross Wilson. Either that or sheer baloney – take your pick.

Apart from the fact the 22-year-old currently plies his trade in the Nigerian league, there is very little information or statistics about him. He has previously played in Europe with Turkish side Kepezspor and has represented Nigeria at under-23 level.

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Would the unknown quantity get game time at Rangers? Probably not. Steven Davis is playing arguably some of the best football we’ve seen in recent years from the big Northern Irishman, while Jack and Zungu are also options for Gerrard.

In fact, it’s fair to say that Zungu’s start to life at Ibrox has been rather underwhelming as he has struggled to break his way into Gerrard’s side, such is their strength in depth.

The Light Blues boss is on the hunt for a central midfielder, although he seems to have earmarked Sheffield United’s John Lundstram to fill the void.

We just can’t see the point in taking a punt on an unproven inexperienced youngster who is yet to hit the big time, it just doesn’t make any sense, and we can’t see it happening.

AND in other news, Ross Wilson must sanction Rangers swoop for on-loan Liverpool striker Taiwo Awoniyi

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