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Rangers and Celtic in transfer battle for Hearts striker Uche Ikpeazu


Celtic and Rangers are battling for Hearts star Uche Ikpeazu – but face competition from Premier League side Cardiff.

Ikpeazu, the forward, moved north of the border last summer after a couple of years with League Two Cambridge.

Ikpeazu is reportedly wanted by Old Firm rivals Celtic and Rangers

The 24-year-old has caught the eye with some impressive performances at Tynecastle, and he’s chipped in with five goals and four assists in 19 matches.

And, according to The Sun, the Old Firm rivals have started looking at Ikpeazu, who netted the winner in Hearts’ defeat of Aberdeen on Saturday.


However, Cardiff are also keeping close tabs on Ikpeazu, as they plan for life back in the Championship with relegation from England’s top flight a real possibility.

Another second tier side, Hull, are similarly said to be keen on the striker, who began his career at Reading before joining Watford in 2013.

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Ikpeazu, who missed four months of the season with a foot injury, signed a new contract last month keeping him at Tynecastle until 2022.

It is understood Hearts will consider bids of around £1million for the forward.

 

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