Bayern have seemingly blocked Malik Tillman’s permanent move to PSV following the exact same conditions they did blocking Rangers’ purchase clause on the American after his switch to Holland looked on.
The playmaker was set to make Rangers a bonus £1.5M on top of the £1M ‘gift’ Bayern gave Rangers for cancelling his loan agreement purchase option, before they then instead loaned him out to the Eredivisie side.
But just when PSV were about to seal the deal with Tillman and snare him permanently, Bayern changed their mind again.
Tillman has absolutely shone in Holland, and his market value has soared from around £6M at Ibrox to now close to £15M.
It would be no mistake to say Tillman learned his trade in Glasgow, grew up at Ibrox, but sadly never wanted to stay in Govan permanently, and is probably the same in Holland.
Tillman, simply put, wants Bayern.
He always did. He’s a German-born boy, he would love to be near his family permanently, and while he was outstanding in Holland, he’s closing in now on his dream, which is to play for Bayern.
Ibrox Noise was adamant he wasn’t up to the level needed to play for a club the grandeur of Bayern if he couldn’t even up his game to face Celtic, but in Holland it’s been a different story.
He’s shone in all the big matches for PSV, and has assisted in the Champions League too.
So Bayern are now seriously looking at a recall option – whether he’s good enough to be the kind of £50M star the Bavarian giants expect in their first team in that kind of position time would tell, but the 21-year-old is impressing Munich a lot and they may just block his switch to PSV and take him for themselves after all.
Which means no sell-on for Rangers.
Bit of a bummer really.