Rangers manager Mark Warburton celebrates at the end of the match
Kenyan club Gor Mahia have now confirmed that their Ugandan midfielder Khalid Aucho will be heading to Glasgow for a trial with Rangers – as soon as he receives the appropriate visa.
“We have been waiting for an official communication from Rangers and nothing had come forth but they finally wrote to us two, three days ago.
General View of Ibrox Stadium
“They requested us to allow the player leave for trials and we wrote back acknowledging that. So he (Aucho), is free to leave for trials as soon as he secures his visa."
It comes in a week in which the player himself made it clear a move to Ibrox was in the pipeline. He told Goal about a move to Scottish football:
“It is just a matter of time before everything goes through. I have already done everything on my part and all that is remaining is for them to do their part and come for my services.
“It is my dream to play in Europe and this is a massive step in my career. However, until that happens, I will continue to give my best for Gor Mahia.”
The Ugandan international would be yet another central midfield option but it appears Mark Warburton and Rangers are not yet set on bringing him to Ibrox.
The player will have to impress the Rangers coaching staff on a trial period if he was to secure himself a switch to the Scottish Championship winners.
Rangers manager Mark Warburton celebrates after being promoted to the Scottish Premiership
Glasgow Rangers have now been linked with Aucho’s signature for much of the summer and just last weekend Gor Mahia’s head coach suggested the player had failed to return to the club after international duty with Uganda, as reported by Capital FM in Kenya.
Rangers have already signed Jordan Rossiter, Joey Barton, Matt Crooks and Josh Windass this summer – with QPR’s Clint Hill joining them at Ibrox earlier today as Mark Warburton looks to strengthen ahead of a Premiership campaign for Rangers.