Umaro Baldé has been described as a wonderkid from Portugal it looks as though a deal for Glasgow Rangers to sign him is close – with the teenager pictured by the SNS Group training with the Gers.

The Scottish Herald reported at the end of May that Baldé was ready to sign a two-year deal with Rangers after impressing the academy coaches whilst on trial.

The highly-rated 16-year-old Baldé was training with the Sporting Lisbon youth academy last season.

The Ibrox club are successful at youth level after winning a number of age group competitions and Baldé is looking to make progress with his career at Rangers.

The up-and-coming midfielder will surely initially be part of the Gers U20s and Graeme Murty’s reserve squad, before pushing for a first-team place if he continue to progress the way Steven Gerrard hopes he will.

The new arrival Baldé was seen smiling in a car pulling away from the Milngavie training ground, so presumably everything went well on his first day last Monday.

This was Rangers first day back at training after just less than a month off to rest, but with the first Europa League game on Thursday, July 11, there was absolutely no alternative.

Gerrard is seemingly interested in incorporating youngsters in his first-team training and gave 17-year-old Dapo Mebude the last 30 minutes of his debut in the final SPFL game at Kilmarnock.

Rangers have already made six signings this summer – Jake Hastie, Jordan Jones, Steven Davis, Greg Stewart, Sheyi Ojo and George Edmundson.


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