Rangers close in on £5M signing of Serie A’s Cyriel Dessers

Rangers close in on £5M signing of Serie A’s Cyriel Dessers
ALMELO, NETHERLANDS - JANUARY 22: Cyriel Dessers of Heracles Almelo battles for the ball with Danilho Doekhi of Vitesse Arnhem during the Dutch Toto KNVB Cup match between Heracles Almelo and Vitesse at Polman Stadion on January 22, 2020 in Almelo, Netherlands. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Fresh off the near-capture of Atalanta’s Sam Lammers (more on that later) Rangers are still moving in on Cremonese’s Cyriel Dessers, the 28-year-old Nigeria striker who will set the Ibrox side back around £5M.

The former Feyenoord star has a vastly superior career CV to his potential future teammate Lammers, with 7 goals and 2 assists in 29 for a doomed Serie A team (they’re technically Serie B now), and 20 in 41 for the Dutch giants before that.

His form is strong and ‘up to date’ and indeed 29 in 40 for NAC in Holland is another solid number Rangers fans will be happy with.

It appears Michael Beale sees these two as his striking duo, with many suggesting Lammers would be the man holding up play, while Dessers would be the out-and-out striker ahead of him, but this is further down the line.

Neither of these men are Rangers players yet.

Dessers has four caps for Nigeria and a goal and is in fact Belgian by birth, with a decent time in the Jupiler Pro to add to his CV. He also has European experience with a stunning 10 in 13 in the season before last’s Conference League.

The lad knows how to score.

But if Michael Beale does snap him up, at that price, it is very unlikely Croat striker Antonio Colak will be part of his plans next season (more on that later too) and that may disappoint some Rangers fans who are big admirers of the ex-Malmo man.

But Dessers looks like it’s on, and alongside Lammers will cost Rangers around £10M in total, which is a lot of cash.

In fairness, the Nigeria man looks like he’s decent value for that cash, there’s a bit less certainty over Lammers.

But as with it all, we wait and see.

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