Rangers boss Michael Beale claims the club is on the verge of adding new signings with December transfer link and Fulham’s ex-Spurs midfielder Josh Onomah an interesting option.

Last month there were reports suggesting that Rangers are looking at the Premier League midfielder, who has found himself out of favour at Craven Cottage this season.

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Out of contract at the end of the campaign, Onomah, 25, is exactly the kind of young, ambitious player with a point to prove that Michael Beale was referring to ahead of the weekend’s clash with Dundee United.

The Rangers manager has claimed that he’s looking for players to come into Ibrox and develop over two to three seasons, with the Gers in talks with “two or three” players.

“We have spoken to two or three players,” said Michael Beale [Sky Sports].

“Our phone has not stopped. There is a lot of players interested in coming here. I have to make sure they are the right ones.

“I’m a little bit fussy. It’s alright doing something on Zoom, I want to sit in front of a player and look in his eyes.

“My schedule has been pretty packed out up until the game on Monday. This week has been spent meeting people face to face and getting a feel for them, telling them exactly what I want, not the other way round. What I am expecting from them.

“I hope to be moving soon after this weekend’s game in terms of bringing people in.

“The two or three I have spoken to are very keen to come here.

“None of the three players I am speaking to are loan deals. Anyone coming in will be an important player for the next two or three seasons.”

Rangers-linked Josh Onomah fits Michael Beale profile

Rangers are notoriously tight-lipped when it comes to transfers in and out of the club so it is interesting to hear Michael Beale give such an insight into the Gers’ plans.

Having only played in two Premier League matches for Fulham this season, Josh Onomah is clearly not getting the minutes he’d like and it’ll be interesting to see if Rangers genuinely are in discussions with the player.

Still young, Josh Onomah is clearly a player with bags of talent given his breakthrough in the Premier League with Spurs and his time with Fulham and Aston Villa.

Michael Beale has also a glowing reputation for working with younger players and developing them at key moments in their career and it is clear that Onomah is approaching a crossroads.

A midfielder too – an area where the Ibrox side have said they’re keen to invest – everything certainly points to this being a signing in the Michael Beale mould but let’s wait and see what the next week brings.

Meanwhile, a rival boozer has taken drastic steps as absolutely ridiculous rumours spread about Rangers’ upcoming visit.

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