Billel Omrani might not be a name that Rangers fans are too familiar with, but if you cast your mind back to last week, he’s the big CFR Cluj striker who put Celtic to the sword.

The 6ft2 French forward was a real handful for the Celtic defence and he banged in a double as Cluj won 4-3 on an iconic night at Parkhead.

Omrani also got the Romanian champion’s goal in the 1-1 draw in the first leg.

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Billel Omrani has been in lethal form for Cluj in Champions League qualification, scoring six goals in six games. (Photo by Alex Nicodim/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Now, the Romanian press are reporting that an “unnamed Scottish club” are interested in securing Omrani’s services to the tune of €3.5million (£3.2million).

Romanian outlet GSP made the claims under a week on from when Cluj dumped Celtic out of the Champions League.

There are only two sides in Scotland who could realistically deal in that marketplace – the Old Firm duopoly.


If the reports are true, it would suggest that either Rangers or Celtic are interested in signing the 26-year-old striker.

The big striker was a key part of the team which dumped Celtic out of the Champions League. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

With Rangers packing firepower in Jermain Defoe and Alfredo Morelos, it is difficult to imagine us splashing out that much on a forward.


But Steven Gerrard has spoken previously about the “debate” over whether the club needs a third striker [Scotsman].

Mobile, physical and on his day a lethal finisher, Omrani certainly fits the bill as the kind of player who’d fit into our system.

Plus, he’s already endeared himself to the Rangers faithful by scoring twice at Parkhead.

That said, the story could also be about promoting the player’s availability to other sides via the press.

Omrani started his career at Marseille and has been capped up to France U19 level. (Photo credit should read PATRIK STOLLARZ/AFP/Getty Images)

But would you take Billel Omrani at Ibrox?

The Frenchman certainly poses a more interesting choice than Kilmarnock’s Eamonn Brophy [TEAMtalk].

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