Rangers’ Sam Lammers inches closer to switch to Holland

Rangers’ Sam Lammers inches closer to switch to Holland
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - SEPTEMBER 03: Sam Lammers of Rangers reacts after he rounds Joe Hart of Celtic only to miss during the Cinch Scottish Premiership match between Rangers FC and Celtic FC at Ibrox Stadium on September 03, 2023 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Sam Lammers’ exit from Rangers is now 99% certain to be on loan, and to Eredivisie side Utrecht, according to Dutch media.

Reporting for Der Telegraaf, Jeroen Kapteijns writes:

“FC Utrecht is busy trying to bring Sam Lammers back to the Eredivisie. This is confirmed by several sources. The former PSV striker signed with Rangers FC last summer until 2026, but will be loaned out due to an excess of attackers at the Scots, who added former PSV player Fabio Silva in January. FC Utrecht is looking to strengthen the striker position, because the club had difficulty scoring in the first half of the season after the departure of top scorer Tasos Douvikas. Youth international Noah Ohio from Standard Liège is also a serious candidate to strengthen the FC Utrecht attack.

Lammers has proven that he can score in the Eredivisie. The Tilburger, a cousin of former Heracles Almelo coach John Lammers, has scored 19 in 35 games for SC Heerenveen and 6 in 29 games for PSV. The striker was sold by PSV to Atalanta Bergamo for 8 million euros in 2020. That was the start of Lammers’ wandering through Italy, Germany and Scotland, who has since played for Eintracht Frankfurt, Empoli, Sampdoria and subsequently Rangers FC in addition to Atalanta.

He joined Rangers FC last summer at the same time as ex-Feyenoord players Cyriel Dessers and Danilo. The arrival of Fabio Silva, who has been loaned by Rangers from Wolverhampton Wanderers, has reduced Lammers’ prospects for playing time, which has led to a temporary departure for the attacker. Lammers has played 31 matches for Rangers this season, scoring two goals and providing two assists.”

Of course, the big misunderstanding here from Kapteijns is the falsehood that Rangers are packed in the strikers department, when the reality is quite the opposite.

But it could be that he is well aware of this and is trying to make this move happen, because lord knows it’s been a truly, gigantic, and epic fail for everyone concerned.

Hopefully Lammers improves back in the Eredivisie and they can just pay for him at the end of the loan.

Because his Scotland spell, like all of them since 2018, hasn’t worked out at all.

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