Reliable journo in 14-goal star u-turn, links may depend on future of reported £7m investment
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Journalist: Rangers links to 14-goal star depend on future of £7m man

Any Rangers move for Bolton Wanderers winger Oladapo Afolayan could depend on the Ibrox future of £7m man Ryan Kent.

That’s according to reliable journalist Alan Nixon, who is a regular feature of the transfer window across the United Kingdom.

Responding to a fan asking about the “Bolton winger”, Nixon suggested that any Rangers move for Oladapo Afolayan could be stepped up “if Kent goes”.

The journalist also suggested that if there was any “spare cash” at Ibrox come the end of the window then the club could also be tempted to move.

This is a considerably different stance from the one Alan Nixon took in May, where he suggested Rangers had already made enquiries about Oladapo Afolayan.

Via his official Patreon account (15/05/22), Nixon claimed that Rangers were battling Fulham and Cardiff City for the signature of the 24-year-old frontman.

Valued at £1.5m, at the time it was also claimed that Bolton Wanderers had received no official offer for Oladapo Afolayan.

But the sounds appeared to have change on this and it’ll be interesting to see where the kid winds up this summer.

Bolton Wanderers top scorer last season (14), Afolayan can play across the front three and is regularly employed as a winger.

Praised for his work-rate as much as his ability, the winger appears to be a good fit for this industrious Rangers side and Nixon linked both parties little under a month ago.

But speaking amid much transfer interest, Oladapo Afolayan has previously committed his future to Bolton.

“I said in one of my first interviews at Bolton that absolutely everything is here,” said ex-West Ham prospect Afolayan [Glasgow Times].

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“It is just about getting things together on the pitch, working together, and I think we’re starting to do that.

“Promotion is exactly what our aim is. I don’t think there is anything wrong with saying that.

“I think that any club in this league should be targeting promotion – it’s what you have to do.

“We want to be playing in the Championship and the Premier League and especially for me as a player that is what I look up to and what I want to do with this club.”

Whilst things appear to have gone cold on Oladapo Afolayan, the Gers have been linked with a move for a pair of brothers who have international ambitions.

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