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Rangers handed boost in pursuit of Welsh winger

An update has emerged regarding Glasgow giants Rangers’ chances of bringing a new winger to Ibrox in the upcoming summer transfer window… 

What’s the talk?

According to German outlet WAZ, Gers target Rabbi Matondo could be on the move ahead of the 2022/23 campaign.

The report claims that, after Cercle Brugge opted against a €3.5m (£3m) deal for him, the 21-year-old is a ‘clear candidate’ to be sold by Schalke 04, as he only has one year left on his contract with the Bundesliga outfit. They have put him up for sale amid interest from a number of clubs, with Rangers and their Glasgow arch-rivals both reportedly keen on the attacker.

DaMarcus Beasley 2.0

Rangers head coach Giovanni van Bronckhorst would love to have Matondo as an option in his squad next season, as the Wales international is an exciting young player who has the potential to be a speed demon at Ibrox.

Beasley was known for his pace during his career and enjoyed a fine spell with the Light Blues as he produced six goals and 12 assists in 43 appearances.

He was a quick forward with the ability to score and set up goals, and that is exactly what Matondo could be for Rangers next season.

Interestingly, the USA international played in Germany and for Manchester City, just like the 21-year-old Welsh wizard.

Commenting on Schalke’s move for the winger in 2019, City manager Pep Guardiola heaped praise on Matondo as he said: “They are interested in another young player. I know how good he is, incredibly fast winger, and a young talent. This club is working so good.”

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Gio van Bronckhorst coaching on the touchline for Rangers

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Former Wales manager Ryan Giggs also lauded the youngster’s speed, saying: “Just like Dan James he has electrifying pace.”

In 2021/22, Matondo managed 10 goals and two assists on loan at Cercle Brugge as he proved that he can make a big impact in the final third at senior level. He also produced 11 goals and five assists in 32 games for Manchester City at under-23 level, highlighting the potential that he has at the top of the pitch.

Therefore, Rangers can land their new Beasley in a deal for the former Stoke loanee. The 21-year-old has the pace to burn past defenders, and his statistics suggest that he also has the quality to be a match-winner when he gets into advanced positions.

Ross Wilson must now ensure that he can beat Celtic to his signature and add him to Van Bronckhorst’s squad for next term.

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