Rangers are preparing a big offer to sign Anderlecht winger Francis Amuzu after missing out on the Belgium U21 international last summer, as reported by Voetbal24.
During his time at both Southampton and Ibrox, director of football Ross Wilson showcased an impressive eye for a bargain.
After striking astute deals for Bongani Zungu, Cedric Itten, Kemar Roofe and Leon Balogun in the off-season, reports suggest that Wilson has his sights set on another under-the-radar talent capable of further strengthening Steven Gerrard’s soon-to-be title-winning squad.
An explosive, jet-heeled winger, Amuzu is very highly rated in his native Belgium, having risen through the ranks at an Anderlecht side who gave us Romelu Lukaku, Leander Dendoncker and current RSCA boss Vincent Kompany.
Voetbal24 claims that Rangers received a firm ‘njet’ when they asked about Amuzu last year. But, with Anderlecht mired in a difficult financial situation, the Gers are now planning to make an offer the Jupiler League giants cannot refuse.
It remains to be seen what exactly that offer will be but Sports World reported last week that Amuzu has a £3.6 million release clause in his contract.
Nottingham Forest are also interested.
Amuzu has produced just one goal and a single assist in 17 matches this season. But expect those tallies to rise significantly when he is sharing a pitch with Roofe, Cedric Itten, Ryan Kent and more.
The 21-year-old’s potential arrival would also serve to push Brandon Barker and the seldom-seen Jordan Jones further down the Rangers pecking order.