Injury crisis: green light for Rangers to sign £5M man

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BOLOGNA, ITALY - JULY 26: Andreas Skov Olsen of Bologna FC in action during the Serie A match between Bologna FC and US Lecce at Stadio Renato Dall'Ara on July 26, 2020 in Bologna, Italy. (Photo by Mario Carlini / Iguana Press/Getty Images)

With the injury to Brandon Barker still fresh, the potential injury to Kemar Roofe ringing in our ears and the imminent departure of Jordan Jones down south, it’s evident Rangers’ options on the wing are somewhat thin.

True, the side is still managing excellent wins, but as deep as the squad’s quality is now becoming, wing, from an area Steven Gerrard had far too many bodies in not long ago, is now an area new blood is needed, with just Ryan Kent Rangers’ only definitely fit and serious flanker.

Step up Bologna’s Andrea Skov Olsen.

This Danish right winger, who can also play on the left, has been linked with a loan switch to Ibrox for some time, but given the attacker’s calibre and his CV, would a £5M move for him really be such a bad idea?

Rangers have a good relationship with the Italians following the acquisition of Filip Helander, who’s having a fine season in Govan, and there would be no reason that can’t assist in bringing in this promising young winger as a matter of urgency.

Rangers, even before these injuries, were desperately short on the right-hand side, and at just 20 years of age and an international at youth levels for Denmark, there’s no denying his quality.

His stats in his homeland were utterly exceptional, a stonking 26 goals and 6 assists in 44 outings in 18/19 as a pure right winger and there’s no reason he can’t produce that in Scotland.

He’d be a very worthwhile signing whether it is indeed permanent or loan, and Rangers would finally have a proper right winger in a problem area.