Sky Sources have confirmed Feyenoord have accepted Rangers’ £6M bid for Danilo and the Brazilian striker will become Michael Beale’s latest summer signing after a whole bunch of hype.
The 24-year-old hitman, with a Eredivisie title to his credit following just one season with the-now Dutch champions, has been keen on the move to Ibrox for several months now, and after Rangers previously ‘pulled out’ of the deal and considered other options, a rethink led to a further three bids, with the final one, £6M, the clincher, and the De Kuip side have agreed to sell the forward to Rangers.
It brings to an end a huge saga, and takes Michael Beale’s spending to a thus far £14M, plus more to come in the form of Jose Cifuentes and potential Arsenal’s Auston Trusty.
Danilo’s reported wage will be an eye-watering £40,000 which is the highest Rangers wage for an age and by far the highest since the 9IAR and Dick Advocaat days, and while Danilo’s Europa League performance wasn’t incredible (just two goals in 10) it is felt he’s the right fit for Michael Beale and will compete with fellow summer blockbuster signing Cyriel Dessers for that striker shirt.
It means Rangers have now added three new hitmen, Danilo, Dessers and Lammers, and at a combined cost of £14.5M Beale quickly targeted the attack as desperately needing work.
Well now it appears he has got his latest man, with the Brazilian, who intends to turn Dutch by a switch in nationality apparently, after his employer agreed on the £6M fee, which will likely have addons and bonuses to take it to what they value him at, which is around the £8M mark.
More as we get it it.