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Club president says Rangers-linked 19-goal striker ‘will leave’, ‘certain’ he’s gone before new season

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Club president says Rangers-linked 19-goal striker ‘will leave’, ‘certain’ he’s gone before new season

Steven Gerrard’s Glasgow Rangers, fresh from bringing Kemar Roofe to Ibrox, are being linked with another striker in Cedric Itten, according to Tagblatt.

And according to Matthias Huppi, president of St Gallen, the Rangers-linked sharpshooter is on the verge of leaving the club.

Itten enjoyed a superb season last time out for the Swiss Super League runners-up, claiming 19 goals and six assists from 34 league appearances.

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With Florian Kamberi – himself linked with Rangers – apparently en route to St Gallen, it looks as though he will be taking the role currently occupied by Itten.

“Cedric Itten will leave us,” Huppi told Tagblatt when asked about the speculation.

 

“As long as there is no signature (on the contract), we cannot reveal anything yet (about his destination). It is only certain that he will not play for St Gallen next season.”

Itten did not feature St Gallen’s final league game against Young Boys despite not being injured and having picked up a hat-trick in the previous match against Neuchatel Xamax.

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Rangers’ issues up front have been well documented, with Jermain Defoe out injured and Alfredo Morelos’ future under intense speculation.

Standing an imposing 6ft 2in, Itten is a strong, physical striker who would provide a significant aerial threat for Gerrard’s side, in contrast with Roofe’s versatile, all-round game.

And to hear that he’s bound to leave St Gallen soon, it would be little surprise for this to be followed up with a club announcement – hopefully on the Rangers website and socials.

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