Rangers are keen on signing Troyes striker Ike Ugbo in what could be a reunion with boss Michael Beale.

That is according to a report from The Scottish Sun, who claim that Ugbo is the latest striker on the Rangers radar.

We’re used to seeing Rangers being linked with strikers – it’s imperative that Beale finds a new hitman or two this summer.

Alfredo Morelos is on his way out whilst Antonio Colak could follow, so Rangers need to bring in attackers.

Ugbo is wanted and it’s claimed that Troyes are willing to let him leave this summer for a fee of around £3.5million.

Burnley are understood to be interested too though having clinched promotion to the Premier League.

Beale is keen to win the race and make Ugbo the new spearhead of his Rangers attack moving forward.

Who is Rangers target Ike Ugbo?

Ugbo was born in London but moved to Canada at a young age, before returning to join the Chelsea ranks at Under-10 level.

The 6ft 1in striker was never able to make first-team debut for the Blues despite progressing through their ranks.

Ugbo was instead sent out on loan fairly regularly; Barnsley, MK Dons and Scunthorpe United all took him in with little success.

A 2019 move to Roda JC saw Ugbo score 13 times, and his good form continued with 17 goals on loan at Cercle Brugge.

Fellow Belgian side Genk swooped to sign Ugbo permanently but he only lasted a few months there before being sent on loan to Troyes.

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Five goals in 14 on loan resulted in a permanent move but Ugbo only managed two goals in 23 league games this term.

Ugbo did only start seven times though, which may well tempt the 24-year-old into leaving to join up with Beale again.

A Canadian international with eight caps to his name, Ugbo has shown potential in years gone by but hasn’t quite put it all together.

Beale may think that he can get the best out of Ugbo in the long run though.

The Rangers boss suggested to Rangers Review in April that he was looking to sign he players he has worked with at previous clubs.

“If the window goes how I plan it to go, then you’ll be able to trace a lot of the players back to some that maybe I’ve worked with or you’ll be able to see the links, they’ll be clear,” said Beale.

Ugbo certainly fits the bill and could join fellow Chelsea youth graduate Dujon Sterling at Ibrox.

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