Scottish Premiership side Rangers FC are reportedly interested in signing Peterborough United’s 24-year-old forward Siriki Dembele.
“Rangers have watched Siriki twice as have the Scottish national side,” Posh director of football Barry Fry recently said. “Newcastle manager Steve Bruce watched him at Crewe when he didn’t play well.
“There will always be interest in players like Siriki, but we don’t have to sell him. We have him for another 18 months and we’d rather he stayed until the summer when we can reassess his situation.”
Dembele joined Peterborough back in 2018 from Grimsby Town and during the 2020-21 season, he has scored five and assisted five goals in 19 games across all competitions.
The London-born lad will undoubtedly be a fine addition to the Rangers FC squad but there’s a very slight chance the Gers will be able to sign him in January.
Dembele still has more than a year left on his deal with Peterborough so the club are in no hurry to offload him.
Also, with teams like Fulham and Newcastle United interested in signing him, Rangers FC will be way down the pecking order – should the forward decide to move out next year.
Some rumours claim Peterborough could quote as much as 2 million pounds for Siriki Dembele but with some top-flight English clubs interested in him there’s every chance that the League One club will inflate that quote.
Yes, at Rangers he might get more game time but if one of the Premier League clubs come calling then we don’t think the 24-year-old will be eager to move across the border to Scotland.