Rangers have been linked with ‘yet another’ £5M-rated striker, this time Feyenoord’s 24-year-old hitman Danilo.
The former Twente man weighed in on De Kuip’s title triumph last season with 14 goals in 48 appearances with 4 assists, in numbers unlikely to excite Rangers fans overly much, but does have some good history with fellow Dutch giants Ajax with 9 in 20, and an assist.
Indeed his overall Eredivise record is not horrible with 29 goals in 81 outings, notably under one in two, but well over one in 3, and he’s also under contract for another three seasons so Rangers would have to dig deep for his signature.
And going by his name you probably guessed he’s Brazilian, Sao Paolo to be exact.
It’s yet another name linked to Rangers, whose transfer window hasn’t exactly blown most fans away yet, with the overriding ‘trust in the process’ epigram being heavily quoted.
And yes, there is little else we can actually do at this point aside put our faith in Michael Beale that despite our misgivings over the slightly uninspired transfer window we’ve thus far experienced that the boss is going to get more out of the additions than we maybe perceive.
It does seem like the tactic of hoovering up other teams’ unwanted fringe players is the way our boss is going – and in fairness, that’s been a tactic we’ve used for most windows since 2012.
Indeed, the days of Rangers plucking teams’ best players, particularly those from the SPL, are truly a thing of the past, with the budget these days simply not allowing for that.
So the link to Danilo, like that to Dessers, is actually a bit of a change, whereby Rangers are trying to apparently buy a player who has been a big component of a team’s season, as opposed to sitting on their bench or being out on loan.
But there is nothing wrong with the lesser method, because it secured Todd Cantwell and Nico Raskin – especially if the reason has nothing to do with form or ability. Quite, that there is no issue with Rangers picking up a bunch of fringe players, as long as they are good players.
There are many top players out there not in favour at their current clubs, for right or wrong. And if they can contribute at Ibrox instead, we’ve no issue with that.
But we’ll see if Mr Danilo, or Danilo Pereira da Silva if you don’t mind, is to be another addition this window.