Almería and Rangers closely follow Paul Akouokou, from Betis

Almería and Rangers are closely following Paul Akouokou, a powerful and effective midfielder from the Ivory Coast who has a contract with Betis until June 30, 2024. Its Olocip value is 2,015,840 euros.

Akouokou, 1.90 meters tall, is a strong soccer player, with recurred in the field and physical presence. It goes very well in court. He likes to play with short passes and offers danger from indirect free kicks, corners and throw-ins, strategy plays. Yes indeed. He commits too many fouls which has already led to three bookings in the eight games he has played in this championship. In addition, two from the Copa del Rey and another from the Europa League.

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Rangers has returned to the elite after its dissolution and subsequent re-foundation in 2012 due to its large debts. He won the Scottish league in 2021 and has reached the semi-finals of the Europa League recovering all the passion that his fans transmit to him. For its part, Almería is in a privileged position to return to the First Division after Valladolid’s defeat last Monday against Ssn Sebastián. The team from Almería has promotion within their reach and in the highest category this footballer could fit in.

Born in 1997 in Abidjan (Ivory Coast) he began his sports career at Majestic FC, from Burkina Faso. He came to Europe in 2016 to play in the Finnish League for Ekenäs IF. In January 2017 he tried out for France’s Angers, but he didn’t stay. He then headed to Israel where he played Beitar Jerusalem and Hapoel Ironi Rishon LeZion. In November 2018 he joined Betis Deportivo, the Verdiblanco subsidiary. He debuted with the first team on September 25, 2020 at the Benito Villamarín Valladolid stadium, when he replaced William Carvalho, in the 92nd minute.

He has good competition in his position with players like Guido Rodríguez or Andrés Guardado. An aspect to take into account when making a decision. Sources close to their environment admit the interest of Almería and Rangers although neither of them has presented a formal offer to the Verdiblanca entity.