Rangers are interested in signing teenage right-back Dennis Gyamfi after his departure from Leicester City, according to Graphic Sports Online.
The 18-year-old was promoted to the Foxes first-team squad following the resumption of the Premier League, but it’s claimed he turned down the offer of a contract extension and left the club at the beginning of this month in search of new opportunities.
Now unattached, he’s available on a free transfer and Steven Gerrard is said to be keen.
Gyamfi has no senior experience and turned out just nine times in the U18 Premier League for Leicester last season, but it’s said that Gerrard has received positive reports from both Brendan Rodgers and Kolo Toure about the player.
The Gers have already picked up a defender from the Premier League outfit this summer, with Calvin Bassey agreeing a move in early June.
After the departures of Jon Flanagan and Matt Polster, Rangers only currently have skipper James Tavernier and Nathan Patterson to call upon at right-back.
Patterson is an exciting homegrown talent who loves getting forward but he is far from the finished article and it would be a surprise if the club didn’t look to bring in another option in that area before the season kicks off.
Gerrard isn’t the only boss said to be keen on Gyamfi though, with Arsenal also reportedly showing interest [Graphic Sports Online], so if the player is to be snapped up on a free, the deal may have to be done soon.