Rangers conquer Brexit issues to pip Premier League giants to Euro talent
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Rangers conquer Brexit issues to pip Premier League giants to Euro talent

Rangers are said to have pipped top Premier League sides like Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur to sign teenage Romanian left-back talent Kevin Ciubotaru.

According to Mike McGrath, Rangers have signed a two-year deal with the 17-year-old who came through at the reputable Kinetic Academy and has spent time at Rapid Vienna.

But whilst McGrath’s tweet was later deleted, the news had already spread out with Kinetic Academy liking tweets related to the move and headlines being made in Romania [GSP].

Rangers Academy insider RFC Youths also confirmed that Kevin Ciubotaru has been with the Gers for the last two months but due to post-Brexit rules cannot sign a contract until he turns 18.

The Romanian talent is set to turn 18 on Wednesday and will join countryman Ianis Hagi at Ibrox in what could be an exciting move for Rangers.

Rangers-bound Kevin Ciubotaru had Premier League trials

Back in March last year, Kevin Ciubotaru was said to have had trials with Spurs, Arsenal, Chelsea and Watford [Telekom Sport].

Mondo Primavera (as translated by Sport Witness) would then explain that despite interest from Spurs and Arsenal, work permit issues meant neither side could complete a deal.

After a spell in Italy with Parma, Kevin Ciubotaru now appears to have made his way to Rangers with the Ibrox club seemingly overcoming Brexit work permit issues to secure a deal.

Kinetic Academy have also been liking a series of tweets related to the deal in a further hint that Rangers are closing in on a move for the Romanian teenager.

With Ianis Hagi already on the books at Ibrox, there will be plenty of eyes on Glasgow in the country as Rangers appear to secure two of the nation’s brightest talents.

Speaking of Ianis Hagi, Rangers have been forced into the transfer market amid news that the Ibrox attacker will be out for the season with a knee injury.