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Glasgow Rangers: Michael Beale must reignite Oscar Gloukh interest

Glasgow Rangers manager Michael Beale will be given his first chance to bolster his squad when the January transfer window opens for business next month.

The English head coach may look to bolster his side as the Light Blues are currently nine points behind their rivals at the top of the Premiership table and have already crashed out of Europe entirely after finishing bottom of their Champions League group under Giovanni van Bronckhorst.

One player who the 42-year-old boss must pursue a deal for is Maccabi Tel Aviv attacking midfielder Oscar Gloukh, as the youngster could be a sublime addition to the squad.

The Daily Record recently reported that interest in the Israel international from the Gers had dried up, whilst Celtic remain keen on him, but Beale must switch up the club’s stance by pushing them to reignite their pursuit of the talented gem.

Israeli outlet Sports, via the Daily Record, claimed that Gloukh has a release clause in his current contract that allows him to depart if an offer of €7m (£6m) comes in for him, with it being stated that he has been scouted by 25 clubs.

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Tel Aviv wanted to extend his deal in an attempt to remove the clause but failed to reach an agreement with the teenager and this means that he is set to be available for the aforementioned price in January.

Gers podcaster Andy Barnett told the Heart & Hand podcast that the club were scouting the wizard and dubbed him a “wonderkid”, which shows that the Light Blues have had a recent interest in the gem. 

Beale must now urge Wilson to swoop for the talent for £6m in January as he could be a fantastic signing for and for the future. At the age of 18, he would arrive as a player with the potential to improve whilst also having the quality to make an immediate impact in the top flight.

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Can you guess this current Rangers star from his career record?

He has scored four goals and provided five assists in 12 league matches for Tel Aviv this season, whilst also playing four times in UEFA Conference League qualifiers, and has scored once in two caps for Israel.

Talent scout Jacek Kulig described him as a “future legend” of Israeli football, without a doubt, in response to the youngster scoring his first goal for his country. Gloukh picked the ball up on the edge of the box and brilliantly beat one defender with a dribble before rocketing a shot into the far top corner with his left foot against Cyprus.

The 18-year-old also scored three goals in four matches at the U19 European Championships in the summer, including one strike against England in the final.

He has shown immense promise at such a young age and that is why Beale must push for Rangers to sign him as he could be a future star of the Light Blues’ team, as well as Israel’s.