Ibrox Noise noticed a little oddity last night – we’re well aware former defensive target Riechedly Bazoer elected against a move to Rangers, wanting a ‘bigger’ club and a ‘better’ wage.
But unfortunately for the Dutchman, no one else wanted him and he got a literal sideways move to last night’s conquerors of Utd, AZ.
Coming on as a sub, this is a Dutch player who once had the world at his feet. Said highly-respected stats site Squawka:
Were Rangers really in for this very ordinary CB?
It seems not – he was the one mouthing in the press, and just like his fellow Vitesse loser Danilho Doehki he ended up at a mediocre club (Union Berlin, anyone) with absolutely no ambition.
Sure, they are in Europe, but the Conference league is to European football what the Irn Bru Cup was to the UK once upon a time.
Even the final of that tournament last year was in front of 20,000. That’s right, even smaller than Pittodrie.
And that’s the ambition for Bazoer.
This is a bullet we dodged, and this is why we trust Gio not to just go for every shiny name in the book that ‘looks’ good.