Rangers are set to cash in to the tune of up to £1.5M further on former attacker Malik Tillman after the Bayern playmaker, currently on loan at PSV, was in line to secure a permanent move to Philips Stadion at a fee of up to £15M.
The German-born American international, 21, has seen his stock rise hugely this season with a sensational start to his campaign, managing 5 goals and an assist in 8 domestic appearances, and an excellent 2 assists in 4 in the Champions League.
He has bloomed in Holland for sure, and while he’s yet to truly show up against a big side in the league, which was always the major criticism at him at Rangers, two assists v Sevilla and Lens certainly suggest he’s improving on that front.
And having already been given a free £1.5M goodwill payment by Bayern after they curiously cancelled the loan to buy agreement on Rangers’ previous loan of the front man, the club will cash in again after the 10% sell-on clause emerged once again.
Meaning, for a player who didn’t stick around, he could net Rangers a free £3M.
Unfortunately, unlike Lewis Ferguson’s wants, Malik Tillman never wanted to stay at Rangers. His priority was to break into Bayern’s first team, which he was well off the level for doing, but PSV seems to be his level, and he’s done a tonne better in Holland than Calvin Bassey’s epic fail at Ajax.
Ibrox Noise wasn’t a massive fan of Tillman – we could see the talent, but the lack of consistency and guts, not to mention big absences in big matches particularly Celtic, definitely counted against him.
But he’s clearly found the right club with PSV and Rangers will get yet more cash out of it.
So everyone is a winner here.