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USMNT Transfer Rumors: Gedion Zelalem on loan to Rangers?

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Could the USMNT's most prized prospect be going on loan to the Scottish second-division?

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If you're a United States soccer supporter you can't help but know the name Gedion Zelalem. The Arsenal phenom is eligible to play for Germany, the U.S., and Ethiopia. He was recently cleared by FIFA to play internationally for the USMNT after a long saga over which country he would pick. He represented the U.S. at the U-20 World Cup in June.

According to STV, famous Scottish club Rangers could be on the verge of bringing the youngster in on a season-long loan.

Rangers are currently in the process of working their way back up the Scottish league ranks after being demoted to the fourth-division in 2012 due to financial turmoil.

For Zelalem, a loan move would give him a chance for consistent first team minutes for the first time in his career. Playing in the second-division of Scotland for a year isn't the most glamorous of career moves, but it would certainly be a big test for the 18-year-old.

It's expected that Zelalem will be with the U.S. U-23's in October for Olympic qualifying. If a loan move is completed, having first team minutes under his belt can only help his form for that tournament that starts on October 1.