The Ibrox club had just qualified for the Champions League and seemingly had cash to burn with the Belgian youth international one name reportedly being sounded out by the club’s hierarchy.
Entering the final year of his deal at the Pro League side, reports had suggested Rangers would have to pay around £4.6m [T4O] to sign the 21-year-old.
But as it became clear Rangers would be signing no-one in after qualification for the Champions League, the links to Nicolas Raskin became cold. Until now.
According to Euro outlet Voetbal Nieuws, Rangers remain keen on Nicolas Raskin and face competition from Belgians Club Brugge and Serie A Spezia as Dutch outfit Feyenoord pull out of the running.
Rangers linked to Nicolas Raskin amid Glen Kamara fall-out talk
At the time there was some talk that the situation with the Standard star depended on what would happen with Finnish international Glen Kamara, who was linked with a late move to Ligue 1 OGC Nice [Express].
These fresh links to Nicolas Raskin come at an interesting time for Glen Kamara with the midfielder hooked at half-time in the weekend’s 1-1 draw with St Mirren.
After the match there were reports of a bust-up with Van Bronckhorst in the Athletic – something the player’s lawyer vehemently denies – and there is growing uncertainly regarding the player’s Ibrox status.
It remains unclear if Rangers will plump for Nicolas Raskin January or if Glen Kamara remains pivotal to any deal, but the Standard liege midfielder is certainly an interesting prospect.
Raskin has made 18 appearances for Standard this season, scoring once and laying on four assists from the middle of the park.