Rangers boss Mark Warburton clarifies situation surrounding Gai Assulin

Rangers have taken former Manchester City youngster Gai Assulin on trial.

Speaking to the official Rangers website, Mark Warburton has explained the situation surrounding Gai Assulin and his trial spell with the Gers.

Warburton said: “We’re just looking at Gai, as with any trialist coming in. [He’s] in training, for us to look at him, and for him to look at us. Very talented boy, excellent CV, hopefully he’s enjoying the environment here, and we’ll see how the next few days progress. He’s a good player, the boys like him, but he’s only been here a couple of days, so we’ll spend a few days with each other.”

It was reported by the Daily Record today that Assulin has been on trial with the Gers, and Warburton has confirmed that he has been with the Scottish side for a couple of days.

The 24-year-old once-capped Israel international has been without a club since the beginning of this season, having left Spanish side Mallorca.

He has also featured for Granada, Racing and Hercules in Spain, after starting his career in Barcelona’s famed La Masia academy.

He moved to Manchester City in 2010, and was regarded as one of the best youth prospectors in Europe at that time, but he has failed to live up to that reputation.

However, this has not stopped Rangers showing an interest in the attacking midfielder, and his trial spell at Ibrox will allow Warburton and assistant manager David Weir get a good view of the player.

There are no indications from Warburton that Rangers are ready to bring Assulin in on a permanent deal, but if his trial with the Gers go well it is expected that the Israeli attacker will agree a switch to Ibrox.

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