Rangers eyeing Leicester striker

Scottish Premiership newcomers Rangers are hoping to add this Leicester City starlet to their lengthy list of summer signings.

Rangers are hoping to bring Leicester City youngster Joe Dodoo to Ibrox, according to BBC Sport.

The 21-year-old striker has caught the eye of Gers’ boss Mark Warburton, who hopes to add the Foxes starlet to his squad ‘early next week’.

Dodoo is out of contract with the Premier League champions and has been training with the newly-promoted Glasgow club.

Impressed by Dodoo in training, Warburton told BBC Sport: “I see him as a young, exciting striker. I see him probably more central than wide, but we like players with that flexibility of offering us width.

“We have to add value and quality to the squad and add characters who add something off the pitch as well.

“He came in and trained with us, fitted in really well.”

Should he complete a switch to Ibrox, Dodoo would become Warburton’s ninth summer signing. He would follow Joey Barton, Niko Kranjcar, Clint Hill, Matt Gilks, Jordan Rossiter, Lee Hodson, Josh Windass and Matt Crooks to Glasgow.

Warburton is aiming to pack his squad with quality before the Gers make their long-awaited return to top flight football against Hamilton Academical on the 6th August.

Although starved of first-team opportunities at the King Power Stadium, Dodoo was clinical when called upon. In four appearances for the Foxes, Dodoo bagged four goals, including a hat-trick on his debut against Bury in the League Cup.

His only Premier League appearance for the Foxes was a substitute appearance in their 1-1 draw at Bournemouth in August.

Facing competition from the likes of Jamie Vardy, Leonardo Ulloa, Shinji Okazaki and new club-record signing Ahmed Musa, Dodoo’s chances of regular first-team football appear to lie away from the King Power.

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