Rangers are looking at Nottingham Forest’s Iranian forward Karim Ansarifard, at least according to a new report by Football Insider.
According to the report, the Ibrox club face competition from clubs across Europe for the player’s signature.
Whilst it isn’t exactly clear how concrete Rangers’ interest in the striker is, the future of Rangers’ current crop of strikers is up in the air.
Alfredo Morelos’ 30 goals have reportedly been attracting the interest of clubs around Europe. Whilst Kyle Lafferty was claimed to be one of three players set to be shown the exit door by Steven Gerrard [the Herald].
But unless Ranger’s valuation of Morelos is met, Steven Gerrard hinted it’s unlikely he’ll move [STV]. As for Lafferty, the big Northern Irish forward has struggled to take his chances since coming back to the club.
Nottingham Forest forward Karim Ansarifard is highly rated in Iran and the Asian nation see him as the natural replacement for iconic Iranian forward Ali Daei. Signed by Forest last season, he has struggled for game time at the City Ground.
Ansarifard, who joined the club as a free agent, scored twice in 12 games for the English Championship outfit.
With a year remaining on his deal, Rangers could be able to negotiate a cut-price fee for the £4m rated forward.