Agent claims Rangers’ interest in MLS forward, outlines three difficulties

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Ibrox side and Scottish Premiership-bound Rangers are claimed to be interested in signing Fanendo Adi from the Portland Timbers in the summer transfer window.

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Rangers are interested in signing Fanendo Adi from the Portland Timbers, the forward’s agent has told Allnigeriasoccer.com.

The 25-year-old’s agent has revealed that Scottish Premiership-bound outfit Rangers have sent scouts to watch the forward in action this season.

However, the Glasgow giants will not be able to sign the former Nigeria Under-23 international due to the transfer fee that the Timbers will demand.

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Adi will find it tough to get a work permit to play for Rangers in the Scottish Premiership, with his representative adding that the Scottish top flight is not as attractive as the Premier League.

“Yes, it is correct that Adi was scouted by Rangers but I don’t think they can pay his big transfer fee and the league is not so attractive like the Premier League, ” Adi’s representative told Allnigeriasoccer.com.

“Anyway there is nothing concrete at the moment. Rangers and many clubs in the UK have watched him but you know the rules in the UK. It will be difficult for him to get a work permit.”

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Busy summer for Rangers

Rangers appear to be quite busy in the summer transfer window, as they prepare for life in the Scottish top flight.

The Gers won the Scottish Championship title this past season with ease and got automatic promotion to the Scottish Premiership for the 2016-17 campaign.

Mark Warburton’s side have signed Joey Barton and Jordan Rossiter, while Josh Windass and Matt Crooks already had pre-contract agreements with the Gers.

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