Arsenal youngster Nacer Barazite has revealed that he would welcome the chance to play for Rangers on loan this season after playing in a pre-season friendly for the Glasgow giants at Linfield this week.
The Dutch forward spent much of the 2008-09 season on loan at Derby County and feels that the chance to play Champions League football at Ibrox is too good to turn down.
The 20-year old played 77 minutes against Linfield after being recommended to the Scottish champions by Liam Brady.
"I have met Arthur Numan (Dutch former Rangers midfielder) a couple of times and I have spoken to him about Rangers and his experiences," he told Rangers' official website.
"As everyone knows, he is a big man at the club and he was a very good player so I know all about the team thanks to him.
"Liam Brady is someone who has been very good to me. He has taken me to Arsenal and I am very pleased he is trying to get me a big chance at Rangers.
"It was a very good start for me (on Tuesday) and I am pleased with my own performance as I know I can do much better with more training.
"Moving to Rangers would be good for me. It would be a step forward, not back, because they are a very big club and they play in the Champions League."
Rangers coach Ian Durrant was impressed by Barazite and was optimistic that a deal could be concluded soon to take the player to Ibrox on a season-long loan.
"Considering he has only had a week of pre-season training, I thought Nacer did well," Durrant said.
"You can see he has got a level of ability.
"Having come from Arsenal, we knew that anyway and he showed up in parts of the match as a very good football player.
"We realised he would be a certain calibre of player and I'd like to see how he gets on over the next week or so.
"Once he gets a level of fitness over the next 10 days or so, I think we will be in a better position to judge.
"Hopefully we can work on Nacer over the next few weeks and get him to the point where we can perhaps do something."