Ross Wilson is turning his attention towards a new striker for Rangers as the Ibrox club aim to add some more fresh faces to Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s squad.
What’s the news?
According to French news outlet Foot sur 7, the Light Blues are in pursuit of a Dutch centre-forward during the summer transfer window.
Alongside Lorient and Genoa, Rangers are chasing a deal for Thijs Dallinga, with the fee being set at €5m (£4.25m).
A fee of just over £4m might require Giovanni van Bronckhorst to offload a few players in order to secure the Dutchman’s signature.
It would be a huge coup
Rangers have already signed two players so far in the off-season, with John Souttar having arrived from Hearts on a pre-contract agreement and Zak Lovelace joining from Millwall in the next few weeks.
However, further additions will be required if the Light Blues want to reclaim the Premiership title from Celtic next season, especially in attack.
With the future of Alfredo Morelos uncertain, Kemar Roofe worryingly injury-prone and Fashion Sakala often being preferred in the wide positions rather than through the middle, another striker must be high on the list of priorities for Van Bronckhorst.
Dallinga could be a great coup for the Gers. The 21-year-old scored a remarkable 36 goals in 44 appearances for Excelsior last season, adding a further nine assists as the Rotterdam club gained promotion to the Eredivisie.
Rangers might just have the upper hand in a move for the player, as Van Bronckhorst and Dallinga both share Dutch nationality, so the striker might want to embark on the next stage of his development under his compatriot at Ibrox.
The 21-year-old was lauded as “unstoppable” during the 2021/22 season, which is unsurprising given his phenomenal goal return, and his future looks quite bright.
The thought of Champions League football must also be attractive to the youngster, and after such as extraordinary campaign, he could be ready to slot straight into the Rangers first team with ease, if he comes to Glasgow.
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