Brotherly love: Gers linked to sibling duo with goalscoring int’l latest to be mentioned

Rangers linked to moves for two brothers with international ambitions

Rangers have been linked with a move for Welsh international winger Rabbi Matondo, reportedly joining younger brother Japhet Matondo on the Ibrox club’s shortlist.

Rabbi Matondo, 21, currently plies his trade with newly promoted Schalke 04 in Germany but spent last season on loan with Cercle Brugge in Belgium.

The links come after an impressive season in the Belgian Pro League, where Matondo scored 10 goals last season.

Born in Liverpool to parents from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rabbi Matondo represents Wales at international level and already has nine caps.

Commenting on an update regarding the ex-Man City academy player’s future, Guardian journalist Will Unwin namedropped Rangers as potential suitors.

Both the Ibrox side and Old Firm rivals Celtic have been named as potential destinations for Rabbi Matondo.

A pacey, young wide player who is clearly highly-rated given his time at Schalke and links to Belgium, Matondo poses an interesting option for Rangers and we’ll keep an eye on these links.

Rangers linked to Rabbi and Japhet Matondo

Interestingly, the links to Rabbi Matondo come after Rangers and Celtic were also linked to the Schalke winger’s younger brother, Japhet.

Reports earlier in May suggested both sides of the Old Firm were looking at the Cardiff City 16-year-old Welsh youth international alongside the likes of Leeds United.

Said to be available for around £130k in compensation, Japhet certainly appears to be more of a B team prospect whilst Rabbi Matondo would join the Rangers first team.

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It’d certainly be very interesting to see this pair of brothers at Rangers next season and let’s wait and see how the next few weeks go at Ibrox.

Meanwhile, Rangers’ defiant stance regarding an Ibrox duo could help bank the club £41m.

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