Reports coming out of Africa are claiming that Rangers are interested in signing young Ghanaian winger Isaac Atanga.
Currently plying his trade with FC Nordsjaelland of the Danish Superliga, Kickgh.com are claiming that the Ibrox side is “set to open transfer talks” over the signature of the 19-year-old.
Rangers are one of a number of clubs the report links to Atanga, with Club Brugge, Feyenoord, Anderlecht and Deportivo Alaves also said to have an interest.
Atanga broke through into the FC Nordsjaelland side this season, scoring an impressive seven goals and laying on five assists in 35 games.
Interestingly, the right-winger was a part of the Right to Dream Academy – a football Academy based in Ghana which is linked to the Danish side – and joined FC Nordsjaelland in the summer of 2018.
Why this is especially relevant to Rangers concerns a recent shake-up of the club’s Academy set-up.
Rangers have undergone a significant redevelopment of their youth set-up [Rangers] which will see the club take a pioneering direction in the development of their youngest stars.
As part of this, Cameron Campbell, a young coach supported by first-team coach Michael Beale, will join from the Right to Dream academy in Ghana and FC Norsjaelland later in the summer.
Whether the two stories are related remains to be seen but given Campbell’s presence at the Right to Dream Academy and at FC Norsjaelland he may well know Atanga personally.
If the reports are legitimate – Ghanaian football outlet Kickgh claim this is an exclusive – then perhaps Atanga is a talent who has been highlighted by the young coach.
Rangers have made four signings so far this summer, securing Ianis Hagi on a permanent deal, ex-Leicester youngster Calvin Bassey, goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin and ex-Wigan centre-half Leon Balogun.