A big Rangers transfer claim has dropped regarding one of the most sought-after talents in the European game.
The claim is regarding Borussia Dortmund youngster Gio Reyna, with journalist Manuel Veth tweeting: “Whispers that #USMNT midfielder Gio Reyna could be loaned by #BVB to Scottish side Rangers.
“Source told me that that is extremely unlikely. Terzic is hopeful to get the American back on track this season and Reyna has worked hard on his fitness in the offseason.”
Although the tweet clearly explains that Dortmund plan on keeping the player around next season, never say never.
Giovanni van Bronckhorst has been busy over the last few days, adding striker Antonio Colak to his Rangers side and reportedly winning the race to sign Tom Lawrence.
After a few weeks without any new signing announcements, it is a bit of relief to the Ibrox faithful that there will be at least a couple of new faces heading through the door.
A move for Reyna might just be a tad unrealistic, though the American is named after the Rangers manager as the Dutchman and Claudio Reyna formed a close bond during their spell at the club and Gio Reyna appears to be extremely gifted.
Reyna suffered an injury-plagued campaign last season, missing 32 of Dortmund’s 46 matches as his excellent progress was dented. He missed the entire first half of the season with a muscle injury which undoubtedly weakened Dortmund as they looked to battle it out with Bayern Munich for the Bundesliga title.
He did feature for Dortmund in the Europa League first-leg clash against Rangers in February, which ended in a 4-2 defeat for the German heavyweights.
A move to Glasgow, however, would surely send the supporters into a frenzy.
Look at what happened when Aaron Ramsey touched down from Italy in January and walked out to a rapturous crowd at Ibrox as the club signed him on a six-month loan deal.
The Ibrox faithful can only dream.