Glasgow Rangers and Arsenal are reportedly weighing up the chances of 18-year-old Dennis Gyamfi joining them from Leicester City, according to the Daily Record.
On 1 July 2018, the 16-year-old Gyamfi from Ghana signed a-two-year-deal expiring on 30 June 2020, and has decided not to extend his contract.
Therefore, the teenage right back or centre back perfectly fits the Rangers criteria. Talented players with excellent potential, signing for small fees.
Free agents bring less of a gamble in this transfer window, and Gyamfi’s scholarship contract at the King Power Stadium expires soon.
Already at Ibrox is the talented 18-year-old reserve right back Nathan Patterson who made his debut this season and was man of the match.
He looked an outstanding prospect and I predicted a huge future for the teenager, so why try to bring Gyamfi to Rangers?
Could it be that with his physique, speed and other qualities he has shown at Leicester has the Ghananian ahead of Patterson at the moment.
There is no harm in having youngsters Dennis and Nathan competing in the first team squad and pushing each other on as they battle for the jersey.
The Foxes are one of the top six clubs in the EPL, Gyamfi was unlikely to knock Ricardo Pereira out of the team in his usual right-back position.
With right back James Justin signed from Luton last summer as a back up for Pereira, well that’s the real reason Gyamfi decided to move on.
Brendan Rodgers is obviously happy with Justin standing by, if anything should happen to Pereira.
Rangers and other teams have been hit badly by the virus shutdown. A period of belt-tightening procedures could be on the cards for many clubs.
Scouting departments are now looking for as many up-and-coming players rather than taking major gambles with big-money stars.
As such, landing someone of Gyamfi’s claibre could be a shrewd move by the Gers.