FF Jaro confirm Serge Atakayi's Rangers trial, but also announce his new contract

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Rangers are set to take teenage winger Serge Atakayi on trial.

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Finnish side FF Jaro have confirmed on their official website that teenage winger Serge Atakayi is travelling for a trial with Rangers - but has also signed a new contract.

Atakayi, 17, has emerged as possibly the brightest young prospect in Finnish football, and his potential has been underlined by a trial spell with Premier League champions Leicester City, as reported by the Daily Mail back in April.

General view during the match

Atakayi may not have earned a deal with Leicester at the time, but he has now caught the eye of Rangers scouts, who have seen the winger in action in Finland.

The Daily Mail reported earlier today that Atakayi was heading to Glasgow for a trial with Rangers, and Mark Warburton's men were hopeful of completing a permanent deal for the teenager if he impresses.

General view before the match

Now, Atakayi's club FF Jaro have released a statement confirming that the Congo-born talent is heading to Glasgow, having flown to Scotland on Monday.

Jaro state that Atakayi will be back in Finland on Saturday, giving him less than a week to make an impression on the Rangers staff - but a move from the Gers may have just got a little more complicated.

General view outside the stadium before the match

Atakayi's contract with Jaro was set to expire at the end of 2016, meaning Rangers would've been able to pick him up in January 2017, but that's no longer the case after Jaro confirmed Atakayi has signed a new one-year contract extension until the end of 2017.

Rangers will therefore have to pay a fee to land Atakayi permanently, but first he must impress on trial with the club as Rangers seek even more new signings.

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