Ignore the £40M, but Rangers may have a gem in Malik Tillman

Ignore the £40M, but Rangers may have a gem in Malik Tillman
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - AUGUST 09: Malik Tillman of Rangers celebrates scoring his team's third goal during the UEFA Champions League Third Qualifying Round second leg match between Glasgow Rangers and Royale Union Saint-Gilloise at Ibrox Stadium on August 09, 2022 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

As we all know, Malik Tillman has hit the ground running in his loan at Ibrox, with the 20-year old USA international scoring twice in two matches.

The attacking midfielder/winger has fit in seamlessly, and demonstrated the quality of the Bayern Munich Academy, something Ross Wilson was well aware of and secured the option to buy in the loan deal as well.

See, Tillman couldn’t quite establish himself at the Allianz, but he still got 7 appearances for the Bundesliga giants including two outings in the Champions League.

This is a player of very high pedigree, and Rangers supporters are seeing very quickly just how impressive he is.

Hence there have been calls this early on to make Tillman permanent, and while nonsense figures of £40M have been used to get clicks, Tillman’s market value, around £2M, makes him a shrewd acquisition if the club chooses to keep him.

And at this early stage it’s possible.

But as we just said, it is early. Long may Tillman’s form continue, but just like with Antonio Colak’s start, it’s hard to properly judge anyone this quick into the season.

Look at how fans slaughtered John Souttar despite it only being our first league match v Livi.

Ditto Matondo, been a bit up and down.

As John Lundstram rightly said, you can’t judge after a few games, you can barely even judge after a season.

That said, Tillman will return to Germany next summer if Rangers don’t take up the option, and while it’s early days, at this point we’d clearly prefer the club did make it permanent.

But let’s give it a bit of time first.

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  1. Very impressive, he has lovely balance and comfortable with both feet. He will become even better as he gets fully into Scottish life and football. He fits easily in Europe given his grounding at Bayern I’m sure we can do a deal .

  2. You can see he is a class act, buy him let him progress and he’ll be another Bassey after a few years and we’ll make a good profit, unfortunately these players need to move on like Bassey and Aribo, but they know if Rangers had the same money as the Premiership there’s only 1 place they would play. WATP

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