With Jose Cifuentes now effectively secured as a Rangers player, where is the deal for Feyenoord’s Danilo standing?
As Ibrox Noise has reported countless times, Feyenoord value him around £8M.
Rangers have bid £3.5M, then £5.2M then £6.5M – put simply every bid we’ve made has not matched their valuation of the Brazilian.
So the latest, the £6.5M bid, has been rejected and their general manager Dennis te Kloese confirmed it:
In short, if Rangers do want Danilo, and the club absolutely does, they’re going to have to make him the second-most expensive signing in Rangers’ history behind Tore Andre Flo and give Feyenoord what they demand for him.
Te Kloese has confirmed the importance of the Brazilian, and while aware the striker wants the move to Govan, isn’t prepared to sell him for anything less than what the Dutch champions value him at.
There is also the notion, by the general manager’s word, that they are actually unwilling to sell him at all.
Of course, money talks, and if some muppet comes in with a £15M bid we’re sure that philosophy would change quickly, but this would be like someone haggling for James Tavernier at well below the club’s valuation of him, and trying to get him that way. It would be rejected out of hand.
Tavernier is incredibly important to Rangers, for right or wrong, and it would take big money to make Michael Beale sell him. So offering several bids below market value isn’t going to work.
Feyenoord value Danilo at around/over the £8M mark, and they’re not going to haggle for less.
So Rangers either dig very, very deep to get this guy, or we move on.