Rangers & Premier League side linked to forward compared to £34m star
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Rangers & Premier League side linked to forward compared to £34m star

Rangers are reportedly battling Premier League outfit Leeds United to sign a player who has been compared to a £34m Liverpool superstar.

“Blisteringly quick” Colombian forward Santiago Moreno has been linked with a move to Ibrox by Football Insider who insist the Gers are tracking the explosive front man.

Only 21, Moreno has impressed at Colombian side America de Cali this season and is apparently available for £5m with his appearances in the Copa Libertadores meaning a work permit would be no issue.

In 22 games so far this season, Moreno has netted five goals and laid on a further four assists and FI link the interest to ongoing exit reports surrounding Ianis Hagi.

Rangers Young Player of the Year Hagi, 22, has been linked to a host of clubs around Europe’s top leagues with a high-profile Romanian football figure claiming he has a €10m release clause.

According to Football Insider, Moreno has been likened to Liverpool star Sadio Mane in the past with the Anfield club paying £34m to sign the Senegalese forward in 2016 [BBC Sport].

Leeds’ status as one of the club’s being linked to Moreno is also interesting given the Elland Road side’s continuous links to forward Ryan Kent.

Rangers are reportedly battling Premier League Leeds United for the signature of Santiago Moreno. (Photo by Ricardo Maldonado-Pool/Getty Images)

Manager Marcelo Bielsa is known to be a fan of the tricky Gers star and is reportedly considering a £15m move this summer [Scottish Sun].

Rangers have already announced the pre-contract signing of KV Oostende striker Fashion Sakala with fans already adopting a pop classic for the striker.