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Rangers Involved in Three Team Battle To Sign English Championship Striker

Rangers will have to fight off Hamburg and Besiktas if they want to sign Nottingham Forest striker Karim Ansarifard, according to the Football Insider.

The Iranian international scored just two goals in 12 games for Forest last season, but he was afforded just three starts.

Ansarifard is an experienced player, having also played for Olympiakos in the Super League during his career.

Prior to his move to England, he scored 18 goals in 27 appearances for the Greek side last season but quickly fell out of favour under manager Pedro Martins.

Ansarifard has 78 caps for Iran, scoring 18 goals, which isn’t a great return considering the standard of opponents they face in the Asian qualifying section for the World Cup.

Still, the 29-year-old may well be a player Rangers boss Steven Gerrard is looking at as a backup striker, with Kyle Lafferty’s future at Ibrox uncertain after failing to make an impact following his move from Hearts.

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