Rangers have been linked with a move for Algeria international midfielder Ahmed Kendouci by reports coming out of Africa.

The 23-year-old currently plies his trade with ES Setif in his homeland and has earned one cap for the North African nation.

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Rangers have come under much scrutiny from supporters amid a perception the squad hasn’t been effectively managed over the last few windows and the January transfer window is being viewed as a key one.

Celtic have already begun strengthening their squad – something which gave them the leg up last season – and Rangers cannot afford to be caught cold in the transfer market once again.

Rangers linked with Ahmed Kendouci move

Ahmed Kendouci represents an interesting option and the midfielder has been linked by self-proclaimed African Insider journalist Hugo on Twitter.

According to the report, Rangers will face competition from Egyptian club Al-Ahly, with Ahmed Kendouci impressing several sides with his form in Algeria this season.

The midfielder has eight goals in eight games this season and is currently the Algerian Ligue 1’s top goalscorer, so there is decent pedigree there.

Whilst Ahmed Kendouci plays slightly further forward, the Algeria midfielder would also be following in the footsteps of cult Ibrox hero Brahim Hemdani by representing the North African nation and turning out for the Gers.

Rangers have also been linked to Kendouci in the past, with Ahmed mentioned alongside the Light Blues as early as January with DZ Foot linking both the Gers and Old Firm rivals Celtic.

Whatever happens at Ibrox in January will certainly be interesting with plenty of names being linked in and out of the club.

Rangers manager Michael Beale has also been talking transfers ahead of the window and claims he will be backed in the transfer market with “one or two” already in his sights.

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