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Rangers could find their next Ryan Kent in Akinkunmi Amoo

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Rangers have been busy in the transfer market this month as the Ibrox side have brought two players in and made a club-record sale during Gio van Bronckhorst’s first window.

The Gers have signed James Sands and John Souttar, with the latter arriving officially in the summer, and sold Nathan Patterson to Premier League side Everton, but it remains to be seen whether or not their business is over in January.

TemaSport recently reported that Hammarby forward Akinkunmi Amoo is one of the club’s targets heading into the final days of the month.

Should Rangers sign Amoo?

Next Ryan Kent

Gers boss van Bronckhorst could find his next wing wizard for the future by securing a deal to sign Amoo before the window slams shut.

Whilst it does not appear as though, as it stands, Ryan Kent will be on his way out of Ibrox this month, the winger is not guaranteed to stay in Glasgow forever and the club could find their long-term replacement by landing the 19-year-old Hammarby forward.

The Gers could sign the next Kent who can come in and learn from the ex-Liverpool man before potentially replacing him in the side further down the line,

Hammarby’s director of football, Jesper Jansson, previously lauded the young player for his impressive qualities on the ball, saying:

“With Akin, we get an explosive, skilled and offensive player with a nice left foot. But we must remember that he has just turned 18, so we must have patience and work together to develop Akin’s top qualities.”

Do these keywords remind you of anyone? Kent has been described as “explosive” previously and is exceptional on the ball with his ability to dribble past players to create and score goals, completing 1.9 dribbles and 1.8 key passes per game in the Premiership last term.

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Amoo admitted that he is compared to a current PSG star known for his dribbling, saying:  “I usually hear that I play like Leo Messi, so I am sometimes called ‘Little Messi’. He’s my role model.”

The 19-year-old has 13 goals and six assists since the start of the 2020/21 campaign for Hammarby, showing that he has been able to chip in with regular contributions in the final third. This suggests that he has the potential to grow into a player like Kent who is able to be a huge threat in attack by exciting fans and making a big impact in the opposition penalty area, which is why van Bronckhorst must sanction a swoop for him.

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