Philippe Clement appears to have picked his number one Rangers striker

Philippe Clement appears to have picked his number one Rangers striker
Danilo celebrates his fine goal (Credit Rangers FC)

Rangers have finally ‘replaced’ Alfredo Morelos and Antonio Colak, it appears, in £6M man Danilo, and for this season at least, Abdallah Sima.

With all the goals the Colombian and Croat offered now gone, Rangers’ stuttering start to the season has started to yield a little uplift since the arrival of Philippe Clement, and in particular to the goalfest of Sima this campaign has been the recent goal return of the fit-again Danilo.

The big part here is not only the fact that the Brazilian has been scoring in recent matches, but the fact Clement highly rates him, and tried to sign him for Brugge.

Unlike ex-boss Michael Beale’s absolutely horsesh*t about tracking every single player for centuries and being their best friends, this admission from Clement does suggest he is a big admirer of the former Feyenoord man, and rates his character as well.

He said:

“That is good. I like players who are ambitious and who look at the small margins to become better.”

He was speaking about Danilo’s admission that he used a psychologist to help him recover from the horrible injury to his face sustained (which shows major professionalism on Danilo’s part), and then the manager elaborated:

“I knew Danilo when he was at Ajax and I was at Brugge. We talked about him at the moment when he was struggling to get into the team at Ajax. He was going to leave – in January. We had some talks about that. But finally it did not happen. So I knew him already for a long time. He is someone with potential but who also still needs to learn a lot of the details of what the job is. But he has the potential to grow. And this is a good environment for him.”

Unlike the ex-boss explaining how he and Sterling went back centuries, grew up together, were besties in sports college and were destined to meet in football, this is information we can actually trust because Clement is absolutely no bullsh*tt*r.

So there’s no doubt Danilo is in place to be Rangers’ number one striker, and having been a bit of a fringe player most of his career, is set to take centre stage under this manager.

As for Sima? Well, he will offer a lot this season then he is gone, so the club will have to replace him in time, but for now, he and Danilo could turn out to be really rather decent acquisitions.

Maybe Beale wasn’t that total disaster after all…

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