Rangers blogger claims club have made two youth signings
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Rangers blogger claims club have made two youth signings

On transfer deadline day, all the talk was about Ryan Kent.

Gerrard and co. finally secured their man, signing the winger from Liverpool on a four-year contract.

Yet, it seems that wasn’t the only transfer business done by the club in the closing stages of the window. The Academy have been doing some recruitment of their own.

Nathan Young-Coombes was recruited last season and helped the Gers Youth and Alkass Cup success. (Photo by Vagelis Georgariou/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Rangers Youth blogger (Twitter handle @rfcyouths) tweeted news on Friday of a pair of signings made at youth level.

He suggests the club have secured 16-year-old midfielder Krystof Hampl from Czech side, FK Pardubice. The young talent, who previously trialled at Manchester United, featured for the Gers U17s at the recent Spartak Cup in Russia.

It’s clear that he impressed enough during his time with that squad, to be kept on.

Furthermore, it’s alleged that a second youngster, in Julian Anderson, has also been taken on. The 17-year-old is listed as a midfielder by Transfermarkt and signed from Philadelphia Union. It’s stated that he featured as a triallist in a recent game against Fleetwood Town U18s.

There has been no official confirmation of these deals from the club, but it looks like two new players have been added to the sizeable youth playing roster.

It once again shows the club are looking to bring in quality players at all levels. Over the last year, Nathan Young-Coombes has joined from Chelsea, Kane Rithcie-Hosler from Manchester City and Umaro Balde from Sporting Lisbon.

Rangers are going from strength to strength at age-group level, while work continues to create a genuine pathway from the Academy to the senior team.