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Rangers: Gerrard’s side set to offer three-year deal to Doekhi

Ross Wilson could be about to hand Steven Gerrard a huge boost at Rangers, with Vitesse centre-back Danilho Doekhi reportedly set to be offered a three-year deal at Ibrox.

According to reports from the Netherlands, Doekhi has decided to leave Vitesse this summer and is set to be offered a deal by Rangers, with Newcastle United and Fulham also said to be interested in the 22-year-old.

Doekhi has been a big part of Vitesse’s impressive season thus far, helping Thomas Letsch’s side to fourth place in the Eredivisie, whilst they also boast one of the best defensive records in the division, so it is easy to see why the young centre-back is attracting interest from Ibrox.

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He was dubbed “one of the best defenders” in the league by Letsch recently, who was also full of praise for him back in January, as he said:

“Danilho is a class player, a great player, for us.

“He already played fantastic last year and this season he has performed every game at the highest level. Danilho makes almost no mistakes and is an absolute team player, a very calm player. Although he can be emotional, but he has developed in that area as well.”

Although Rangers have plenty of options at centre-back already, Filip Helander and George Edmundson have both been tipped for a move away recently and Doekhi definitely looks as if he could come in and challenge for a starting spot in Gerrard’s side.

So far this season, the Netherlands U21 international has averaged a very solid 6.92 rating for his performances in the Eredivisie, averaging 2.9 aerials won per game, 2 tackles per game and 1.7 interceptions per game.

This is more tackles and interceptions than any Rangers player has averaged in the Premiership this season, whilst his aerial prowess is only rated behind Filip Helander and Connor Goldson.

Therefore, he could definitely be an excellent addition to Gerrard’s side this summer, so it will be interesting to see if he accepts the reported three-year deal and makes the move to Ibrox. It’d be a welcome boost for Gerrard if he does.

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