Agent expecting Rangers talks over signing Vladislavs Gutkovskis, analyses Ibrox trial

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Rangers are expected to open talks over signing Latvian striker Vladislavs Gutkovskis.

Latvian agent Romans Bezzubovs has told The Scottish Sun that he thinks Rangers liked what they saw from striker Vladislavs Gutkovskis.

Rangers have been relying on summer signing Martyn Waghorn for goals this season, and after only drawing 2-2 at home to Morton on Saturday afternoon, fans are desperate to see manager Mark Warburton bring in a new striker in January.

Warburton has been considering his options for January already, having taken striker Vladislavs Gutkovskis on trial earlier this month.

The Latvian sensation, 20, hit 28 goals in 34 appearances for Skonto Riga last season, and it's hardly surprising that interest is building in the young goal machine.

Rangers decided to take him on trial so they could see how he would fit in with the squad, just as they did with players such as Wes Foderingham, Andy Halliday and Jason Holt over the summer.

So far, there has been little word on whether Rangers will be offering a full-time contract to Gutkovskis, but his agent has now had his say on the situation.

Romans Bezzubovs has told The Scottish Sun that Rangers were impressed with Gutkovskis during his trial, and having given his positive verdict on the trial period, he is expecting talks with the Ibrox club to hot up as the January transfer window draws ever closer.

"Rangers took a good look at him last week and I believe they liked what they saw in him," said Bezzubovs. "It’s no secret that he was at Everton last year and there is also interest from English clubs outside the Premier League. We’re waiting for Rangers to speak to Skonto Riga, but I expect something will happen with Vladislavs when the January transfer window reopens," he added.

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