Rangers target potential Scott Arfield replacement amid Celtic interest-report
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Rangers target potential Scott Arfield replacement amid Celtic interest-report

Rangers have been linked with Algerian midfielder Ahmed Kendouci according to Algerian outlet DZ Foot. Although Celtic appears to be interested in the player too.

The 22-year-old currently plays for ES Sétif in his homeland and has scored three goals in ten appearances so far this season [Transfermarkt], which is a solid return for a central midfielder.

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The report has stated that his performances would not have gone unnoticed and that Rangers and Celtic are interested in the player.

This news comes after fan’s favourite Scott Arfield has been linked with a move to Turkey, with a reunion with former teammate Daniel Candeias on the cards at Alanyaspor.

Speculation around Scott Arfield continues

With both Alanyaspor and Hatayspor being linked with the Canadian, this could prove to the players last few weeks at the Ibrox club.

He didn’t figure much under Gerrard at the beginning of the campaign as the Gers struggled to replicate the form which led us to the league title last season.

Since Giovanni van Bronckhorst has taken charge, Arfield has been a more prominent fixture in the side, performing well when called upon as the Dutchman imposes his own style on the team.

The 33-year-olds contract expires at the end of the season and with no word on extension talks, it is perhaps unsurprising that other teams look set to approach him.

Although Kendouci is unproven in Europe, his stats from a central midfield role suggest he could be a potential replacement for Arfield.

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It would be a big surprise if the Rangers star moves on in the January window, especially with the incentive of another league winners medal to be won and a mouth-watering tie against Borussia Dortmund to come.

In other news, a former Rangers star could generate a financial windfall for the club as a fruitful relationship blossomed during his spell at Ibrox.