A Dutch outlet claims Rangers have now submitted a £6M bid for Feyenoord striker Danilo, as a replacement for the outgoing Antonio Colak.
Rangers’ initial bid was £3.5M, but the £2.5M being received for the Croat will fund Michael Beale’s number one striker choice this summer, with the Brazilian as eager to come as Rangers are to sign him.
Rangers had pulled out of the deal recently, given the funds were not there to extend the bid beyond the initial £3.5M, but with Feyenoord demanding around £6M-£8M, Rangers are now furnished with the budget to offer what the Eredivisie champions want, although we’re sure any extra will be made up with bonuses and sell-on.
It means Michael Beale, if this goes through, will be just two players shy of the target three he’s aiming in his sights, in the Brazilian, Forest’s Jonathan Panzo, and LAFC’s Jose Cifuentes.
And we’ll have more updates on those two later today.
For now though, it’s a waiting game over Danilo, with Feyenoord said to be in receipt of Rangers’ latest bid, and we’ll see if the two clubs can come to agreement on this transaction.
While Rangers’ start in the window was a little slow, it has certainly improved lately in terms of activity, but we desperately need the defence sorted as well.
So there remains a bit to do.