So now that the s*n have forced the Danilo story to continue, the Scottish MSM and a few clickbait Rangers sites have run with it too.
Let’s try to explain exactly what is happening here, away from the rubbishy nonsense you’re seeing all over the place.
Rangers, definitively, DID bid €3.5M for Danilo, with reports that included Glen Kamara and Rabbi Matondo also as part of the fee, to get the overall sum closer to Feyenoord’s asking price of €8M.
This bid, players aside, was rejected, and Rangers instead completed the £5.5M signing of now-ex-Cremonese striker Cyriel Dessers.
Now, adding the Nigerian onto existing signings Sam Lammers and Abdallah Sima (yes, Sima is also a centre-forward as well as a RW) Rangers have invested £8M already on new front men, with the Sima loan integrated there too.
So, where does the Danilo situation stand?
The gutter press contradict themselves all over the place here, but fundamentally while our club still wants him, and he’s still keen to come, the addition of Dessers, Sima and Lammers changed the climate a lot.
Rangers did indeed pull out of that transaction, for the time being, with it no longer being the priority it was. We have now four strikers (including Colak) and the urgency for the Brazilian isn’t there anymore.
Danilo’s future signing is not off the table, but it requires Rangers to free up resources first. Sales would have to be made, and that’s where the press are getting the idea Feyenoord are ‘expecting’ a new bid from the club – they’re just making a headline based on a prediction.
There may or may not be a future bid, but with four front men now on our roster, it’s not going to happen without someone leaving for hard money first. And that someone would be likely to be Colak because we don’t need five strikers. But there’s zero certainty we’re going to sell him.
And that, we hope, clears things up a bit.
Danilo isn’t perma-dumped, but his signing is a long way off.