New Rangers boss Giovanni van Bronckhorst will be assessing all the options available to him and Bundesliga loanee Cedric Itten may well fit the profile of an Ibrox version of ex-Feyenoord striker Nicolai Jørgensen.

Swiss international Cedric, 24, is currently out on loan at struggling Bundesliga side Gruether Furth who’ve made the worst start in German topflight history and are still without a win.

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Cedric Itten has scored two goals for Greuther Fuerth since joining the club on loan from Rangers. (Photo by Max Maiwald/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)

Itten – who is back in the Swiss set-up courtesy of the increased minutes in Germany – has had a thankless task leading the line on the continent and Rangers have a recall clause.

This – according to the club themselves – would allow the Gers to recall Itten in January with the forward finding chances at a premium since his £2.6m move from FC St Gallen last season [Sky Sports].

The arrival of Fashion Sakala pushed Cedric down the pecking order at Ibrox and the forward moved on loan to Greuther Furth with the intention of playing more.

But in letting the forward go, Rangers have seen a potential striking option leave the club despite a strong pre-season where Cedric netted against the likes of Arsenal and Real Madrid.

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This campaign, talismanic forward presence Alfredo Morelos has looked a fraction of the player he once was – footballing-wise and not physically at least – and Itten was surely the most direct rival to the Colombian in terms of playing style.

Instead, the striker is up against it at newly promoted Greuther Furth and may well be open to a return to Glasgow in January if assurances over opportunities can be given.

 

Can Cedric Itten be GvB’s Rangers Nicolai Jørgensen?

Much has been made about Rangers’ lack of spending power – more so in the press and by rivals than anyone in the know at the club – and Itten represents a cost-effective option.

Not only that, but if we look at Giovanni’s Feyenoord side target-man forward Nicolai Jørgensen is very much a player in the Itten mould.

The 6ft4 Danish striker was the focal point of van Bronckhorst’s title-winning side and a powerful presence at the tip of the Eredivisie club’s attack.

In season 16/17 – the year Feyenoord won the Dutch flight for the first time in 18 seasons – Jørgensen scored 21 league goals and laid on 13 assists.

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Nicolai Jorgensen was a focal point of new Rangers manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s Feyenoord side. (Photo by VI Images via Getty Images)

With the likes of Dirk Kuyt, Steven Berghuis, Bilal Başaçıkoğlu, and Elerjo Elia playing off him in a 4-3-3 system, Jørgensen was both a key goalscorer and provider in a legendary campaign.

Itten might not be the final package just yet, but with some confidence and renewed opportunities, perhaps the 6ft2 Swiss international can be GVB’s Ibrox equivalent of the Danish powerhouse.

Whilst Itten’s Greuther Furth side have been toiling in Germany, patience amongst fans is wearing thin with regards the Swiss striker’s main competition at Ibrox.

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