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Rangers want to keep Gedion Zelalem for the rest of the season

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American phenom (ehh?) Gedion Zelalem must be impressing at Scottish club Rangers because they want to extend his loan for the rest of this season. The second-division club, who is one of the two most prestigious teams in the country, are fighting to regain their spot in the Scottish Premiership after hitting some hard financial times.

Their manager Mark Warburton has already held talks with Arsenal about keeping the 18-year-old with the club until May. The original loan agreement was only through January.

The Herald Scotland reports that Rangers could learn the fate of their request by the end of November.

By all accounts Zelalem is doing very well at the club and is starting almost every match. While the second-division isn't the greatest level of competition, guaranteed first team minutes are extremely hard to come by in Europe. It's ultimately up to the player whether or not he wants to stay. Arsenal have no use for them this season, and trying to find another loan situation is a dangerous risk to take.

The smart option for Zelalem is to stick it out at Rangers and try and help them get back to the glory they once knew.