Gers lock horns with Celtic in hunt for new £2.5m signing’s talented younger brother – report

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Rangers battle Celtic to sign new Ibrox signing’s younger brother – report

As Rangers announced a deal for Rabbi Matondo, it might not be the last member of the Welsh international’s family the club beat Celtic to this summer amid links to brother Japhet.

That’s after Rangers were linked with a move for the ex-Schalke winger’s younger sibling earlier in the transfer window.

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Rangers secured a reported £2.5m deal to sign Rabbi Matondo on a four-year deal this week, pipping rivals Celtic to the 21-year-old’s signature in an impressive move.

And if reports are to be believed there is potential that Rabbi’s brother Japhet Matondo could join him amid links to the 16-year-old Welsh youth international.

According to reports earlier in the summer [Football Scotland], both Rangers and Old Firm rivals Celtic were running the rule over the kid ahead of the new season.

Leeds United were another side mentioned alongside the youngster, who has been a regular for the Cardiff City U23s and could be available for a £130k development fee.

A young attacker who can play across the front, any move for Japhet Matondo would surely be with a view to the B Team but it’s interesting the kid has been linked alongside his brother.

Rabbi Matondo has been expressing his delight at signing for Rangers after being pictured in the club’s jersey and we imagine it could be even better if his kid brother joins him in Glasgow.

“I am absolutely buzzing to have signed for a club as big as Rangers,” said Matondo [Rangers].

“I am just looking forward to getting on the pitch at Ibrox in front of the amazing fans we have here at Rangers and I am excited.

“This is a big club with a massive history, and I just want to create more memories and more history here at the club.”

Rangers have now added John Souttar, Antonio Colak, Tom Lawrence and Rabbi Matondo to the club’s first team this season and the Gers might not be done there either amid links to Japhet and others.

Links continue to a range of players, not least an American international currently plying his trade in the Bundesliga.

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