Nottingham Forest are set to face competition for the signing of Francis Amuzu from runaway Scottish Premiership leaders Rangers.

The Anderlecht flyer is a wanted man with Mainz, FC Koln and AZ Alkmaar also thought to be keen.

Now, a report by Kick GH claims that Rangers are set to test the water with an offer for the wonderkid.

Sports World Ghana claimed last month that the 21-year-old has a release clause set at just £3.6 million.

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At this stage it is uncertain what Rangers are considering offering, although they might start the bidding further south.

The Light Blues are 20 points clear at the summit of their division and in Steven Gerrard they have a manager known to trust youth.

Amuzu is an emerging talent and his boss Vincent Kompany has spoken fondly of the starlet in the past.

Born in Accra, the versatile winger arrived in the Anderlecht academy in 2015 from JMG Lier.

He has worked his way through the various development groups and now has 84 first-team appearances to his name.

His record, it has to be said, isn’t sparking. He has scored six goals and registered seven assists, although he is still deemed one for the future.

Should Forest ramp up their efforts for Amuzu?

It’s hard to imagine this being a signing that Forest will look to do during the current window.

The Reds need players to come into their squad and ideally make an immediate mark on the first-team during this month.

Forest are dangerously close to the relegation zone and a creative spark is desperately needed from somewhere.

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Amuzu could well be a brilliant player in the future but Rangers are likely to have his full attention.

Gerrard is likely to embark on a Champions League campaign next season and that will surely interest the 21-year-old.

If Anderlecht keep hold of him until the summer it could be one for Forest to revisit.

Until then, the chances of Amuzu arriving on Trentside look pretty remote.

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