Report: Rangers want to extend Gedion Zelalem’s loan from Arsenal

The Rangers look to hold onto Gedion Zelalem past January's transfer deadline.
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Manager Mark Warburton hopes the Rangers can extend Arsenal prospect Gedion Zelalem's loan from Arsenal past January’s transfer window, according to The Evening Times’ Christopher Jack.

“I hope he is very much enjoying it, the relationships between the clubs are good and I hope very much that we can keep him,” Warburton told The Evening Times.

The 18-year-old spent time with Arsenal's youth teams this summer, which included scoring a game-winning shot for the U-21 team over Fulham, before being loaned to the Rangers in August. Zelalem, born in Germany to Ethiopian parents, was cleared to play for the USA in time for this summer’s FIFA Under-20 World Cup.

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Zelalem has played four games with the United States U-20 national team. In five games with the Rangers, Zelalem has one assist on three shots.

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