Rangers have been linked with Anderlecht youngster Francis Amuzu [GHANASoccernet.com] as the January transfer window looms.
The winger was born in Ghana, but he represents Belgium at international level and has scored three goals for Anderlecht in 21 matches this season, as well as providing four assists.
Signing another winger could be good business for the club.
Gio van Bronckhorst currently only really has two natural wide men in Ryan Kent and Scott Wright. Fashion Sakala has been played out wide recently along with Ianis Hagi, but both players are at their best whilst being utilised in more central roles.
The transfer news comes after Rangers scouts were spotted watching a Belgian Pro League match between Anderlecht and Charleroi in which Amuzu featured for Vincent Kompany’s team.
This isn’t the first time that the Ibrox side has shown an interest in the 22-year-old. At the beginning of the year, Belgian outlet Voetbal24 claimed that the Ibrox side was preparing a bid for the winger.
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The Ghanaian-born player has a release clause believed to be €3.6M (£3.07) and this would be a significant outlay if Rangers were to make a move in January.
Fringe men like Brandon Barker could soon be moved on, though, and Ross Wilson has hinted that the board will support the manager, so there may be funds available for a bid if van Bronckhorst feels Amuzu would add to the squad.
He clearly has potential, regularly featuring for one of Belgium’s biggest teams and working his way through the Belgian international age groups.
It could well be an exciting transfer window for Rangers and GvB.