Glasgow Rangers’ struggles this season have been evident, with the Ibrox side becoming the worst ever Champions League group-stage team while languishing nine points behind Celtic in the chase for the Premiership title.
An injury crisis enveloping the squad hasn’t exactly helped, however, this shouldn’t be used as an excuse for Giovanni van Bronckhorst as he comes under heavy scrutiny for the club’s recent results.
However, a lack of investment both in the summer and in the January window last season has negatively impacted the Gers, especially considering how well Celtic have recruited over the previous year.
Reports in Italy (via the Daily Record) claimed Rangers were keen on signing Bologna right winger Andreas Skov Olsen back in December 2021.
Unfortunately, the Ibrox side didn’t secure the player as he joined Club Brugge for €5.5m (£5m) instead, and Van Bronckhorst will surely have regretted this ever since, especially with his form for the Belgian side.
Indeed, since moving in January this year, the Danish winger has scored 14 goals and registered 12 assists, which is an excellent return. Rangers have struggled to get a player to nail down a role on the right wing and Skov Olsen would have been ideal.
The 22-year-old heads into the World Cup in fine form, and his stock could still rise if he impresses on the grandest stage of them all.
With eight goals in just 23 games for Denmark, his potential isn’t just limited to club level and with the Danes in a favourable group, combined with their dark horse’s tag, it could be a tournament to remember for the player.
Brian Laudrup described Skov Olsen as a “crowd pleaser” when the Light Blues were linked with him, and he could very well live up to this moniker in Qatar.
If he does shine over the next few weeks, Van Bronckhorst will massively regret not splashing out on the player and bringing him to Ibrox, because he will be worth much more than £5m when he returns back to Belgium, that’s for sure.