Rangers are reportedly drawing inspiration from their move for Alfredo Morelos by returning to HJK Helsinki to look at teenage striker talent Kai Meriluoto.

The Ibrox side spent £1m to bring Colombian firebrand Alfie to Rangers in 2017 and the rest is history as the striker has gone on to become a Govan centurion.

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Now, the Gers are reportedly considering a return to Finland and HJK with the club’s eyes reportedly on young Finnish striker Kai Meriluoto.

The young forward has been on explosive form at the beginning of the Veikkausliiga season whilst on loan with Finnish club Ilves, banging in six goals in 11 games already this campaign.

Rangers linked to Finnish sensation Kai Meriluoto

According to Finnish outlet MTV Urheilu, Rangers are genuinely interested in the striker with “several” other unnamed foreign clubs also reportedly tracking the player.

A Finnish U21 international, the report has also been backed up by the 4th Official who claim that if Rangers are to make a move for Kai Meriluoto it will be with a view to bolstering the B Team.

The online platform also claims that there will be competition for the player as Rangers look to continue to bolster their B Team ahead of the upcoming Lowland League campaign.

The likes of Zak Lovelace (Millwall) and Cameron Bell (Everton) have been recruited to the B Team squad this season and Kai Meriluoto could potentially be the latest addition.

Alfredo Morelos also isn’t the only Rangers player who has taken the route from Finland in recent seasons either, even if the Colombian set the benchmark.

Rangers also raided Finnish side FC Honka to sign fellow Colombian forward Juan Algeria last season with the striker also going into the Ibrox club’s B Team.

Speaking of Rangers and strikers, one Euro club director has confirmed Ibrox interest in a key player as the forward himself opens the door to an Ibrox move.

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