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Warburton eager to wrap up deal for Leicester's Dodoo

By Staff Reporter

Rangers manager Mark Warburton hopes to have the signing of Leicester forward Joe Dodoo wrapped up by early next week.

The 21-year-old is keen on a move to Glasgow after training with Rangers this week and the two clubs are discussing a deal. Dodoo is out of contract but Leicester are due compensation as they offered him a new deal.

Dodoo hit four goals for Leicester in the Capital One Cup last season but only made one appearance in their title-winning campaign, and was loaned to Bury.

Speaking ahead of his team's Betfred Cup clash with Motherwell today, Warburton said: "We are trying to get things to completion. There is paperwork between the clubs. If all goes well, we can work with him early next week, but as yet it's not finalised.

"I see him as a young, exciting striker, I see him probably more central than wide, but we like players with that flexibility of offering us width. If we have players with flexibility of position, then it gives us far more options."

Dodoo, who would be Rangers' ninth summer signing should he join, impressed Warburton both on and off the training field this week.

"We have to add value and quality to the squad, and add characters who add something off the pitch as well. He came in and trained with us and fitted in really well."

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