REPORT: Rangers Interested In 19-Year-Old MLS Prospect For Transfer

REPORT: Rangers Interested In 19-Year-Old MLS Prospect For Transfer

Rangers are thought to be interested in highly-rated MLS youngster Brian Gutierrez with a transfer in mind, according to a report from the Mail Online.

Currently at Chicago Fire, Gutierrez primarily functions as an attacking midfielder, but he can also play on the wing if needed. Nevertheless, his range of passing and powerful runs make him more suited to playing in an advanced central position.

Who else, besides Rangers, is interested in Brian Gutierrez?

Rangers are not the only ones who are interested in bringing Gutierrez to the club – they face competition from Manchester United, who have been monitoring the player’s progress ‘to a degree’. The Mail also mentions that other Premier League clubs have registered an interest in Gutierrez, but it does not name them.

Additionally, Gutierrez is also attracting attention from clubs in mainland Europe. Borussia Dortmund are thought to be among them, as are RB Leipzig and Girona. Despite this, no club has submitted an official offer for the 19-year-old as things stand – it is also not specified how much he will cost.

Brian Gutierrez career summary

Born in Illinois, Gutierrez joined the academy of Chicago Fire in 2015, when he was just 13 years old. He made his senior debut for the club in 2020, coming on as a late substitute in a 3-0 defeat against Columbus Crew.

So far, he has made 71 MLS appearances for Chicago Fire, scoring two goals. For his age, this is an impressive tally – not many players his age can boast such a vast amount of first-team football.

Currently, he has yet to receive a call-up to the USNMT, but he has made several appearances for the USA’s youth teams at both under-16 and under-20 level. He is of Mexican heritage, but it is unclear to whether he is eligible to represent Mexico internationally or not.

Jimmy Johnson

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