Journalist update regarding reported Rangers pursuit of £8m-rated star
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Journalist update regarding reported Rangers pursuit of £8m-rated star

Rangers are categorically not interested in signing Israeli wonderkid Oscar Gloukh despite a series of reports linking the Gers to the attacking midfielder.

Rangers Review writer Jonny McFarlane has taken to Twitter to rubbish the claims, describing any link to the 18-year-old as a complete “non-starter”.

This comes after reports emerged this week that Rangers were tailing the Maccabi Tel-Aviv talent with club scouts currently at the U19 European Championships in Slovakia.

Gloukh has been a stand-out at the tournament and even scored in the Final as Israel fell to a 3-1 defeat to England.

“Rangers have no interest whatsoever in Israeli youngster Oscar Gloukh,” claims McFarlane [Twitter].

“I’m told of the thousands of potential targets Rangers have in their scouting database, the player hasn’t been considered. It’s a complete non-starter. Next!”

Rangers were first mentioned alongside Oscar Gloukh by Israel-based bluenose Andy Barnett as he discussed potential targets on the Heart & Hand Transfer Show.

Barnett had been told that Rangers were amongst a pool of 40 clubs who had watched Oscar Gloukh in action he helped fire Israel to within 90 minutes of glory.

We would go on to run a story about this before the links exploded all over the media with the Daily Record soon following suit.

Again, the suggestion was that Rangers had watched Oscar Gloukh whilst at the U19 European Championship.

The newspaper even included quotes from Maccabi Tel-Aviv manager Vladan Ivic which claimed the Israeli side value Gloukh at £8m.

“We do not want to sell him and we are currently trying to get him to sign a new contract for another four years,” said Ivic.

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“He wouldn’t be sold unless a team offered £8million for him.

“The most important thing is that the speculation surrounding his future won’t have any impact on him because he’s a very level-headed kid.”

But it appears that links to Rangers are wide of the mark and that the Ibrox side will not be pursuing a deal for Oscar Gloukh after all.

Meanwhile, an imminent megabucks Premier League deal reportedly won’t have an impact on one club’s Ibrox pursuit.

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