Rangers and Celtic are both keen on signing 24-year-old Iceland international Albert Gudmundsson in the summer, according to The Telegraph.

Gudmundsson is a versatile attacker who can play out wide or through the middle and he has been capped 29 times at senior international level.

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Albert Gudmundsson in World Cup Qualifying action for Iceland against Ianis Hagi’s Romania. (Photo by Alex Nicodim/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

He started his club career at PSV Eindhoven but moved to AZ Alkmaar in 2018 and has racked up 93 appearances since then.

Rangers and Celtic keen on Gudmundsson

There’s uncertainty about his future beyond this season, though, as there are only six months remaining on his current contract.


According to The Telegraph, Rangers are one of a number of teams keen on snapping him up for free in the summer, with the Gers set to be rivalled by Celtic and other clubs from mainland Europe.

Gudmundsson came off the bench and scored a brace at the weekend in a 4-1 win over Willem II.

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Rangers and Celtic are both reportedly keen on the 24-year-old AZ Alkmaar star. (Photo by ANP Sport via Getty Images)

Gud fit for Rangers?

When Gio van Bronckhorst was appointed Rangers manager, many fans hoped it would lead to the Gers plucking a number of talented players from the Eredivisie and bringing them to Ibrox.

Perhaps Gio’s connections could be important here, given that there’s said to be plenty of other clubs in the hunt for Gudmundsson.

At 24, he’s a good age, and although he’s only ever played in the Netherlands, he’s got a good amount of senior football under his belt. He’s also only ever had one serious injury, an ankle problem that sidelined him for five months during the 2019/20 season [Transfermarkt].

His overall numbers for AZ – 24 goals and ten assists from 93 appearances – are good if not spectacular, and while he’s versatile, he’s usually deployed on the right wing.

The right flank has been a problem position for the Gers since the departure of Daniel Candeias two and a half years ago and with a Bundesliga club now reportedly leading the race to sign Andreas Skov Olsen, perhaps Gudmundsson is the solution.

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