Rangers could use Tillman cash on Utrecht & Greece striker in major signing

Rangers could use Tillman cash on Utrecht & Greece striker in major signing
Ajax' Mexican midfielder Edson Alvarez (L), fights for the ball against FC Utrecht's Greek forward Tasos Douvikas, during the Dutch Eredivisie match between FC Utrecht and Ajax at Stadion Galgenwaard in Utrecht on January 16, 2022. - - Netherlands OUT (Photo by MAURICE VAN STEEN / ANP / AFP) / Netherlands OUT (Photo by MAURICE VAN STEEN/ANP/AFP via Getty Images)

Rangers are preparing for life without Alfredo Morelos, and the club has been credited with an interest in a very serious striker, Dutch giant Utrecht’s Tasos Douvikas who has been on fire this season in the Eredivisie.

The £7M-rated Greek international, 23, has lit up Holland this campaign with 21 goals and 4 assists in just 36 appearances, and certainly won’t come cheap with a contract which has 24 months left on it.

He’s just started to peak in the past season, and his record for his country is not so hot – hasn’t scored for them since 2021 (that was his only goal) but he does have three assists, and has only actually started 6 times. The rest were as subs.

In terms of the type of striker, he’s the ‘classic’ number 11 rather than a number 9 – he’s big, he’s strong, he’s clinical, and it’s no surprise that this season as he’s started to mature the goals have appeared.

He’s one who’s standing out and the fact he’s doing it in such a strong league as the Eredivisie is is a major string to his bow, and he was showing signs of his strengths when shining at just 20 in the Super League 1 in Greece with Volos NPS.

It’s no surprise Rangers would want this lad – the backwater of Finland Greece and Holland are not, and Morelos’ impressive stats at such a low level are eclipsed by this kid.

Utrecht fell rather short of Europe in the league, but at 7th, Douvikas was an impressive performer and finished joint top scorer alongside ex-Rangers target Xavi Simons.

So this would be a top top signing worth breaking the bank for, and Rangers could play the club’s cards right and get him for a bit less than his value, using the money previously ringfenced for Malik Tillman.

We’ll see if anything more comes of this one, because this boy is a talent.

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