Rangers are reportedly close to securing a loan deal for an American midfielder.
According to a recent report by Chris Jack in the Glasgow Times, the Ibrox club are close to finalising a deal for Malik Tillman which would see him spend the upcoming season on loan with Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s side.
With 109 appearances under his belt for Bayern Munich across their senior and youth teams, the 20-year-old – who is valued around the €2m (£1.6m) mark according to CIES – has scored 40 goals and delivered 25 assists along the way.
This shows the experience he has of playing at one of Europe’s top clubs and the ability he has at providing an attacking and creative threat based on the goals and assists he has accumulated.
Bearing in mind how Aaron Ramsey has now concluded his loan deal with the Gers, his exit could have paved the way for the Premiership club to bring in another midfielder who can add an extra attacking factor to the team, such as the Bayern starlet.
To further highlight what sort of player Tillman is, former Germany under-17 coach Michael Feichtenbeiner has previously been full of praise for the youngster, who has since switched his allegiances to the United States.
Feichtenbeiner said: “In general, he’s very good on the ball. He can create combinations, chances. He can also score. He’s a good midfielder, a No.8 for us, who can work defensively. But he’s better in attack. He has very good skills to spot the other players.”
In addition, Bayern’s academy boss Jochen Sauer said about Tillman: “Malik’s one of the younger lads in the U19s, but he’s a beast physically. He has very, very good technique. He’s difficult to nudge off the ball. He’ll get even better if he becomes more dynamic.”
Having only made four senior league appearances for Bayern last season, the prospect of potentially getting regular game-time at a big club like Rangers would surely be an exciting one for the youngster and give him the eagerness to do all he can while he’s in Glasgow.
Taking all this into account, this news that the Gers are closing in on securing a deal for the American would surely have Van Bronckhorst buzzing, as the player clearly seems to have the talent to be a fine addition to the squad at Ibrox.