Is Rangers' Mark Allen eyeing an Ibrox reunion with Lukas Nmecha?

Barclays Premier Academy League, Manchester City U18 v Manchester United U18, Platt Lane, Manchester City academy coaches Mark Allen and Jason Wilcox (left) in conversation during the warm-...

The Rangers Director of Football worked with the youngster before switching to Ibrox.

PRESTON, ENGLAND - APRIL 19:

A player well known to Rangers' Director of Football is reportedly wanted in Scotland.

The Lancashire Evening Post claims Lukas Nmecha will return to Manchester City from a loan spell at Preston North End before a likely, temporary move elsewhere.

 

And while the identity of the interested Scottish party (or parties) remains to be seen - Nmecha is also said to be alerting clubs in his native Germany having scored or made nine goals in 24 starts for Preston - Mark Allen's connections perhaps make Rangers a logical shout.

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Allen was head of City's academy when the club became the first ever to have seven players capped by England's Under-16s in a single season, with Nmecha (who has since represented Germany at u21 level) being one of those selected.

Barclays Premier Academy League, Manchester City U18 v Manchester United U18, Platt Lane, Manchester City academy coaches Mark Allen and Jason Wilcox (left) in conversation during the warm-...

And given that Rangers are thought to be seeking further additions to their forward line - as Greg Stewart's proposed move to Ibrox continues to evade confirmation - there is further good reason to suspect interest from Steven Gerrard's side.

Like Stewart, Nmecha can operate as a striker, winger or number 10, although the 20-year-old's pace could make him a more desirable option.

14th April 2019, Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland; Scottish Cup football, semi final, Aberdeen versus Celtic; Greg Stewart of Aberdeen inspects the pitch before the match

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