Rangers have been linked with a loan deal for Iraqi wonderkid Mohanad Ali, at least according to Iraqi journalist Ahmed Saeed.

The journalist was quoted on Twitter as saying:

“The player’s agent contacted me and confirmed having an offer from the Scottish club Rangers. Nothing formal just offers from agents.”

Mohanad Ali is only 18, but he already has eight goals in 12 internationals for Iraq. He also has two in two at the ongoing Asian Cup in the United Arab Emirates.


According to the report, the young striker would move to Rangers on-loan from Iraqi Premier League side Al-Shorta.


Eight goals in twelve internationals is a meaty return for an eighteen year old. (KARIM SAHIB/AFP/Getty Images)

At club level, the youngster already has 37 goals in 77 appearances. These are split across Al-Shorta and a loan spell and Al-Kahrabaa. He certainly looks like a top talent.

Could he cut it at Ibrox? That remains to be seen, but no matter where you come from that goalscoring record is worth a look at.

Even if Rangers are just to bring the youngster in for six months it could be a massive move for both parties. Mohanad Ali, who is known as Mimi in Iraq, gets a move to Europe and Rangers potentially get one of the Middle East’s top talents.

But what would his arrival mean for this Rangers youth currently hoping to break into the side?

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