Reported Rangers Euro target breaks transfer silence amid Ibrox links
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Reported Rangers Euro target breaks transfer silence amid Ibrox links

Reported late summer Rangers target Nicolas Raskin has broken his silence regarding his Standard Liege future – and seemingly kept the door open for an Ibrox move in the future.

The Gers were linked with a late window move for the Belgian U21 international with one-time Europa League rivals Standard said to be demanding up to £4.6m for his services.

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Rangers weren’t said to be the only ones chasing a deal, with Belgian champions Club Brugge also extensively linked with a move for the player.

But as the window prepared to close, reports began to circulate that Nicolas Raskin would not be moving to Rangers before Ibrox midfielder Glen Kamara was also thrown into the mix.

A high-profile target for OGC Nice heading into the final days of the summer window, reports claims that Rangers were only lining up a move for Raskin in the Finnish international moved on.

As things transpired, Kamara remained at Rangers, much to the delight of Giovanni van Bronckhorst, and any prospective Nicolas Raskin move followed.

The talented midfielder has been speaking about his future amid much transfer speculation and has revealed that for this season he is focused and committed to Standard Liege.

However, Raskin also refused to close the door on any potential move in the future as the midfielder enters the final year of his contract, with Nicolas responding after being asked about those links to Rangers.

“Yes, yes, I will still be there, of course,” Nicolas Raskin told RTBF.

“We will see what the future will bring but for the moment I am 100% here and I hope to be able to do a nice little thing this year.

“I don’t want to talk too fast yet, it’s better to do the job and then talk but there is clearly something better. In terms of mentality, everyone’s involvement is better.

KORTRIJK, BELGIUM – AUGUST 28 : Raskin Nicolas midfielder of Standard Liege during the Jupiler Pro League match between KV Kortrijk and Standard de Liege on August 28, 2022 in Kortrijk, Belgium, 28/08/2022 ( Photo by Jimmy Bolcina / Photo News via Getty Images)

“The core has not changed but the way of playing if so it was really a mental click. We all come out of the water together, it’s nice.”

Perhaps Nicolas Raskin is one player we haven’t heard the last of at Rangers and it’ll be interesting to see how the next few months progress.

Meanwhile, Rangers have been placed on a special UEFA watchlist alongside the likes of Chelsea and Barcelona.