Rangers fans have been lauding Rodrigo Riquelme after the club were linked with a move for the Atletico Madrid youngster.
According to a report by Marca, the Ibrox outfit, along with rivals Celtic, are one of a number of clubs who are interested in making a move for the 19-year-old. The player’s contract expires at the end of the current season and he is thought to be worried over his prospects of making it into the Atletico first-team.
Gers already know of the quality the £2.25m-rated, as per Transfermarkt, winger possesses after he got three assists in the Spanish side’s 4-0 hammering of the under-19s in the UEFA Youth League earlier this campaign. He made his senior debut back in September last year when Diego Simeone brought him on during the win over Eibar, however, Riquelme is yet to feature since.
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Supporters were left praising the player after he was linked with a move to the club as they took to Twitter to react. Here are a selection of tweets:
That story about us trying to sign Rodrigo Riquelme sounds like agent talk to get him better terms at Atletico, no chance he becomes a free agent.
The boy utterly ruined our youth team a few weeks ago, didn’t even belong on the same pitch as the rest of the players.
— Alfredco Morelos (@Pena_Cartel) March 9, 2020
The fact he has played for AM senior team has me doubting this also. He was quality in the youth game.
— Barrie (@twowordsbaz) March 9, 2020
Can dream though of a midfield of young Hagi, young Riquelme and a proper holding midfielder 🤯
— Mike.G (@mikeRFC_) March 9, 2020
He absolutely tore young Patterson a new one. What a player he looked. The exact type that should be walking into any first team. I would love for this to be true but i very much doubt it.
— Ricky Forbes (@Ricky9Forbes) March 10, 2020
Was amazing against our youth a few weeks ago. Would be an amazing signing if we pulled that off
— Allan Stewart 🇮🇪🏴🇬🇧 (@allanbstewart1) March 9, 2020
Yes, he was the better player on the park when we played 2 weeks ago
— Raúl Sánchez (@raulsdf) March 9, 2020
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