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Rangers: Beale could find Tavernier heir with Sadiki

Glasgow Rangers are interested in bringing a teenage star to Scotland as Michael Beale aims to add more youth talent to his squad…

What’s the news?

According to Belgian news outlet Het Laatste Nieuws (via Sport Witness), Rangers are ‘keen’ on signing Anderlecht youngster Noah Sadiki with the report also stating that his situation at the Belgian side is ‘quite complicated’ due to his contract expiring this summer.

Beale could secure a bargain move for the 18-year-old, although Dutch giants PSV Eindhoven are also monitoring the player too and the Ibrox side may face a battle to secure his signature.

Sadiki can become the ideal Tavernier heir

Sadiki is extremely versatile and can play either left-back and in midfield, if so required, however, his favoured position is on the right side of the defence and this could be an ideal opportunity for Beale to bring a young talent to Rangers who could eventually take over from Tavernier.

The 31-year-old skipper has been a mainstay in the first team since joining back in 2015, making 392 appearances while scoring 92 goals and registering 112 assists, truly staggering numbers for a full-back.

Unfortunately, he won’t be at the Light Blues forever and despite having a couple more years left in the tank, Beale will soon have to start thinking about potential replacements.

Sadiki came through the youth ranks at Anderlecht and demonstrated enough talent to be promoted to the first team last summer.

He regularly trained with the first team when Vincent Kompany was manager of the side and this will have done his development absolutely no harm at all as the 18-year-old has made ten league appearances this season.

He has achieved a solid Sofascore rating of 6.73, and considering he has started just four matches, the teenage sensation appears to have settled into first-team football with ease.

Sadiki has already registered an assist while averaging 25.7 touches and 14.9 passes per game while chipping in defensively by making 1.1 tackles, 0.5 interceptions and 0.7 clearances on average each match.

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The Belgian defender has also succeeded with 67% of his dribble attempts and given just how good Tavernier is going forward, this ability could come in extremely useful if he made the move to Glasgow.

Beale can secure a bargain move for Sadiki by securing his signature on a pre-contract agreement and he could go on to be the future of the club at right-back.