Scottish Premier League champions Rangers eye Sunil Chetri, Jeje Lalpekhlua


In a report by Keith Jackson in Record Sport, it has been revealed that the Scottish Premier League giants Rangers FC are eyeing Sunil Chetri and Jeje Lalpekhlua, the 2 most deadly strikers in Indian Football.

Rangers FC see India as a huge market for football and want a share of the pie. They are the current SPL champions and have a huge popularity in Europe.

Sunil Chetri and Jeje Lalpekhlua who play for Mohun Bagan and Pune FC respectively are expected to depart at the end of November for trials with the club under Ally McCoist, the manager.

To quote Keith Jackson,

And the visit – which has been set up by director of football Gordon Smith – has been timed to allow McCoist to make a move to sign one or both when the transfer window opens in January.

This indicates that unlike previous cases, the Rangers FC are seriously considering the inclusion of these two players in their roster.

Sunil Chetri has been previously linked with Celtic FC and Benfica. He had also gotten a contract with Queen Park Rangers but failed to secure a work permit which is against the lowly ranked footballing nations. Later on Sunil Chhetri was contracted to the Kansa City Wizards in MLS. Currently he is in a great form playing for Mohun Bagan FC and is in goals.


While Sunil Chetri has been linked to many international clubs previously, this is the first time Jeje Lalpekhlua has appeared in such a scene. He is the latest hot cake in Indian football and has been scoring quite consistently both for his club une FC and Indian National Team.

Also Read : Will Sunil Chhetri & Jeje Lalpekhlua get past the UK work permit rules?


  1. Sunilis old news….. believe me have seen quicker n more skilllfusll players than him.
     The indian  team selection is too biased thats by we end up with such  players, for e.g, palian arrows have u guys seen them play??? our local teams from the n.e would thrash them …….. n they r the future of Indian football?????? lol…..

  2. As a Scottish Indian Rangers fan, it highly improbable these guys will get signed up. Rangers are in midst of a  major  financial crisis and therefore looking for bargain buys to supplement their squad, which has done amazingly well considering their financial predicament. There is some time to go before Indian players will be able to break through – outwith India!

  3. awesome! all the best to them. about time SAFF players play top division in Europe. I hope the UK work permit issues are much lenient for Scotland.

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