Rangers manager Mark Warburton celebrates winning the Scottish Championship with the trophy
The secretary general of Kenyan football club Gor Mahia, Ronald Ngala, has admitted today that the club are preparing for their star midfielder Khalid Aucho to join Scottish Championship winners Rangers.
Speaking to Hivisasa he has stated:
"We are aware there is something going on as far as Aucho's future at the club is concerned. The technical bench is in the know and the coach has made his plans just in case he moves."
"We are in talks with the coach to ascertain if there will be need to sign another player to fill his void in case Aucho joins Rangers, or to use the available players."
Gor Mahia had already confirmed earlier this week that the Ugandan midfielder was heading to Scotland to go on trial with Rangers, as reported by Goal.com.
Now the report from Hivisasa suggests that he is indeed set to head to Scotland to try and earn himself an Ibrox move.
Earlier this week the player – who has been compared to former Celtic midfielder Victor Wanyama -made it clear a move to Ibrox was in the pipeline, telling Goal:
“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.”
Rangers' manager Mark Warburton (L) and assistant manager David Weir
The player will have to impress the Rangers coaching staff on a trial period before this long-winding transfer saga finally comes to an end.
Rangers have now been linked with Aucho’s signature for much of the summer and just last weekend Gor Mahia’s head coach Ze Maria suggested the player had failed to return to the club after international duty with Uganda, as reported by Capital FM in Kenya.
His signature could work out to be a massive coup from Mark Warburton if the Ugandan lives up to the hype in Glasgow.