A behind-the-scenes claim has emerged regarding Rangers’ potential recruitment plans for the remainder of the summer transfer window.
Speaking to Football FanCast, journalist Pete O’Rourke discussed which area of the squad Giovanni van Bronckhorst will be looking to strengthen before the window closes.
The transfer insider said of the Rangers boss: “It does seem like he is looking at an attacking midfielder, a number 10, to add to his options as well to probably fill the void that Aaron Ramsey filled last year at Rangers.”
“[Angelo] Fulgini, I’m sure was definitely one of their top targets, but I’m sure there is other players on the list that Rangers have on their contingency plans.”
The summer transfer window has so far seen the Gers secure deals for Rabbi Matondo, Tom Lawrence and Antonio Colak.
With Aaron Ramsey heading back to Juventus following the end of his loan spell at Ibrox, and with reported target Angelo Fulgini joining Mainz recently (as O’Rourke mentioned), it’s easy to see why Van Bronckhorst would want to see a new attacking midfielder joining his squad before the transfer window closes.
Joe Aribo’s recent departure also highlights the Light Blues’ need to add a new figure to the midfield who can act as an extra attacking threat in the team.
Now that O’Rourke has shared this claim regarding Van Bronckhorst’s eagerness to sign a new player for that position this summer, it will surely have a lot of Rangers fans buzzing, especially if the club are successful in their attempts and bring in someone who can improve the team in that regard.
In fact, it was reported on Friday that the Gers are close to finalising a season-long loan deal for Bayern Munich midfielder Malik Tillman, who could be one of the names on the contingency plan of which O’Rourke spoke.
With 40 goals and 25 assists to his name in 109 appearances for the German club across their senior and youth teams, it’s easy to see why the American has caught the Gers’ attention.
If Rangers intend to sign a new attacking midfielder on a permanent basis outside of Tillman, this could be the cherry on the cake of what has been a rather productive summer transfer period at Ibrox.