Rangers transfer news: Atakayi set for Ibrox medical

By Wayne Veysey

30th Aug, 2016 | 11:50am

Young winger set for Rangers medical today ahead of permanent deal – report

By Joe Nelson

Serge Atakayi is set to have a medical at Ibrox today ahead of a move to Rangers, according to a report.

The Daily Record claim that the Finnish 17-year-old flew into Glasgow on Monday night and will be completing his medical on Tuesday ahead of a switch to the Scottish giants.

The youngster did enough to impress Mark Warburton during a trial in July and will now join on a permanent deal from FF Jaro.

Atakayi, who has Finnish citizenship but was born in the Congo, can play on either flank and will cost Rangers an unknown fee after he signed a one-year extension with Jaro before his trial with the Blues earlier this year.

The winger, who also had trials with English clubs Leicester City and Fulham, has made 15 appearances for the mid-table Finnish side this season, scoring one goal and holds the record as the youngest player to ever score in the Finnish top flight at just 16.

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The FF Jaro website revealed back in July that the highly-rate wide man had penned new terms with the Finnish club.

A statement on the FF Jaro website said: “Serge Atakayi has made an agreement with FF Jaro on a contract extension. The agreement runs until the end of the period in 2017.

“Atakayin’s skills have attracted interest from across Europe, and now the youngster is facing a new test period with Rangers.”

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