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The sample size may be small, but there are certainly a few clues that can be gained from Rangers’ January transfer activity.

Rather than under Mick Beale, when the Scottish Premiership giants appeared to prioritise more experienced players in need of a fresh start after falling on hard timesRangers spent the winter looking at young, hungry talents capable of thriving in a variety of roles.

 

An approach which seems to have done them pretty good so far.

‘Versatile’ was a word Philippe Clement used often when discussing Mohamed Diomandesuch a hit after joining from Nordsjaelland in Denmark, while Oscar Cortes may have also done enough even during an injury-hit spell in Scotland to earn himself a permanent contract. Fabio Silva, despite being around for years, is still only 21 himself.

Reported interest in the likes of Jefte VitalLeopold Querfeld and Aussie starlet Raphael Borges Rodrigues suggests that Clement and director Nils Koppen will be pursuing a similar tactic when the summer window opens.

You can now add Relebohile Mofokeng to that list, too.

Philippe Clement, Manager of Rangers, celebrates after the draw during the Cinch Scottish Premiership match between Rangers FC and Celtic FC at Ibr...

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Rangers eye Relebohile Mofokeng of Orlando Pirates

According to reports in South Africa, and picked up by the reliable Scouts in Attendance X page, Rangers are keeping tabs on the 20-year-old Orlando Pirates whizzkid. A midfielder who can also play on the left or the right wing – there’s that word versatile again – the 19-year-old has four goals and six assists in an impressive breakout campaign.

 

Mofokeng had a trial at Wolves in late-2023. Whether the Premier League outfit will return in the summer remains to be seen.

But with Rangers now joining the race, the man who scored perhaps the most famous goal in South African history – the opener vs Mexico at the 2010 World Cup – feels that his young compatriot must seize the opportunity should a move to Europe present itself.

“Rele is one of them,” Siphiwe Tshabalala tells Kick Off when asked to pick the best young talents in South Africa.

“He is young, very talented, and I am glad he is getting game time in a big team. And he also influences the games.”

 

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