Rangers are set to complete the January signing of 20-year-old right-back Mateusz Żukowski as the Ibrox side replace teenage talent Nathan Patterson.
According to Polish outlet Meczyki, the Lechia Gdańsk defender – who can also play on the wing – will join Rangers in January despite the fact his contract is set to expire at the end of the season.
The Gers are also said to have pipped Legia Warsaw and teams outside of Poland to the youngster’s signature and he will go into the squad as back-up to James Tavernier.
Meczkyi claim the transfer is on the “home straight” and should go through before the window slams shut tomorrow evening.
Mateusz Żukowski is a 6ft1 Polish international and has been a regular feature of the Gdansk squad over the last few seasons.
So far the wing-back has played 18 games in the Ekstraklasa and this season has scored two goals and laid on one assist.
Rangers set to complete Mateusz Żukowski deal?
There was some controversy surrounding Mateusz Żukowski, who was left out of Lechia’s winter training camp once it became clear he would not be signing a new deal.
The move comes after Nathan Patterson moved to Premier League Everton in the summer in a deal potentially worth an initial £12m potentially rising to £16m to Rangers [Sky Sports].
Mateusz Żukowski was mentioned in the Meczkyi report as a replacement for the Scotland international and this looks a solid deal on the surface for Rangers.
The club appears to be getting a cost-effective replacement for Nathan Patterson who has decent early pedigree in the game and is happy to play second-fiddle to captain James Tavernier.
Mateusz Żukowski gets the opportunity to develop at one of Europe’s top clubs and hopefully develop into a major player for the Ibrox side.
The reports also back up the earlier claims of reputable club insider Four Lads Had a Dream, who previously claimed that Rangers would look to sign a replacement for Nathan Patterson.