Rangers monitoring RB Leipzig midfielder Eric Martel who is due to move in the summer
Rangers are monitoring the situation involving RB Leipzig midfielder Eric Martel, with the teenager set to move in the summer, The Sun reports.
The 19-year-old midfielder is reportedly surplus to requirements at the Light Blues’ upcoming Europa League opponents, who have told him he can leave after the season.
He has been on loan this year at Austria Vienna, and German clubs Union Berlin, Cologne and Freiburg are all apparently interested in picking him up.
Martel, who can operate as either a defensive midfielder or a central defender has made 31 appearances in Austria this season, missing only a single league game through suspension.
He also featured at the same club on loan last season, and as such has only made a single appearance for his parent club.
According to the Sun report, Gers have yet to express any concrete interest in signing the player, but are keeping an eye on the situation.
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There is the potential for a large amount of change at Ibrox this offseason.
Depending on whether the club finishes the season with the Scottish Cup, the Europa League, Champions League qualification, or none will have a large bearing on what happens.
With the Scottish title likely heading back to Celtic, if the team finish empty handed it would not be a shock to see Giovanni van Bronckhorst leave.
His European run would have the best chance of saving him, and with just three games left between the club and glory in the competition there is as good a chance as any.
Aaron Ramsey likely will be gone unless a much-reduced financial arrangement can be come to in order to keep him.
The futures of Glen Kamara and Joe Aribo often are the subject of speculation, and having put themselves back on the map in Europe this year there could be any number of bids coming in.
Currently there would seem to be little space for Martel in the midfield, with January signing James Sands already filling the role of young back-up to Ryan Jack, Kamara and John Lundstram.
Right now it wouldn’t seem to make sense to make a move for the young German, unless the field thins out considerably before next season.
In other Rangers news, a lack of football has been the story of loanee Amad Diallo’s career so far.