Rangers transfer heartache as £5m ‘Ibrox target’ downs France
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Rangers transfer heartache as £5m ‘Ibrox target’ downs France

One-time reported Rangers target Andreas Skov Olsen is showing the Ibrox club exactly what they’re missing as he helps inspire Denmark to a famous victory over World Champions France.

The current World Cup holders fell to a 2-0 UEFA Nations League defeat to the Scandinavian dark horses in an impressive display that Skov Olsen topped off with a goal.

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The Club Brugge winger was on target to score the Danes’ second goal after OGC Nice striker Kasper Dolberg had given De Rød-Hvide the lead.

This result heaps the pressure on French boss Didier Deschamps ahead of the World Cup in Qatar with the current holders going through a patch of sticky form heading into the tournament.

Second place Denmark are now seven points clear of France in third in UEFA Nations League A Group 1, with beaten finalists in Russia 2018, Croatia, topping the group after six games.

But from a Rangers point of view, the fact 22-year-old winger Andreas Skov Olsen netted against the might of this France side will catch Ibrox attention.

Andreas Skov Olsen continues upward career trajectory

The Gers were extensively linked with a move for Skov Olsen in January this year during the Danish winger’s time at Serie A outfit Bologna.

But for whatever reason the extensive reported interest failed to materialise and Belgian champions Club Brugge spent a reported £5m to bring the player to the Jan Breydel Stadium instead.

It’s not just on international duties the Danish attacker is impressing either – Andreas Skov Olsen continues to be a revelation for his club as well.

Since joining the Belgian Pro League side in January, Skov Olsen has netted 12 goals and laid on 12 assists in only 29 games.

The winger’s most recent strike for the Blauw-Zwart came in the club’s 4-0 Champions League demolition of Portuguese giants FC Porto before the break.

This all comes at a time when Rangers’ summer transfer business and a lack of proper investment in the squad is being criticised by supporters and in the press.

Andreas Skov Olsen stands as amongst the most frustrating example and it appears that if the attacker continues on this trajectory, the heartache of missing out on a potential deal may only get worse.

Meanwhile, here are the three former Rangers players who’ve lifted the World Cup.