Teenage attacker Halim Bakre has signed a deal with Shrewsbury Town despite having a trial at Rangers, Middlesbrough and several Premier League clubs, according to All Nigeria Soccer.

The Gers have shown a willingness to snap up exciting young attackers from elsewhere in recent times.

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Tony Weston, James Graham and Juan Alegria have all been signed in the last few years from Blackpool, Ross County and FC Honka respectively.

Nathan Young-Coombes joined the Gers from Chelsea in 2019 but he has since returned to England, where he’s playing for Brentford B.

According to All Nigeria Soccer, Rangers have been taking a look at another promising young attacker in Halim Bakre, who’s currently attached to Pulse Academy after a stint in Brighton’s Academy.

Bakre can play out wide as well as up front and it’s claimed that Chelsea, Aston Villa and Middlesbrough have all also had him in for a trial.

However, the teenager is now reportedly set to join Shrewsbury Town.

It’s asserted that he has signed a deal at New Meadow which will kick in at the start of the season.

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Given that Shrewsbury are 18th in EFL League One, it suggests that Rangers and the bigger English clubs may not have followed up their initial interest.

Given that the Gers have Weston, Graham, Alegria, Robbie Ure, Ross McCausland and Rory Wilson to fill just a few starting slots at U18s and B-team level, it makes sense not to bring in any more competition unless the player in question is a major talent.

The B team are set to take on Gretna 2008 in the Lowland League this afternoon and they’ll be looking to get back to winning ways after a 2-0 defeat to East Stirlingshire last time out.

Meanwhile, Dundee United have been dealt a double blow ahead of Sunday’s Premiership fixture against the Gers.

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