Undercover Rangers star feels force of £64m-rated Dortmund powerhouse
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Undercover Rangers star feels force of £64m-rated Dortmund powerhouse

Undercover Rangers star Cedric Itten saw up close the ruthlessness of Borussia Dortmund superstar Erling Braut Haaland as his adopted Gruether Furth side were defeated in the Bundesliga.

The Ibrox loanee has spent the season on loan in Germany and has endured a torrid campaign thus far, the German side only registering their first win in the last round of fixtures.

Recalled to the starting XI against a talent-strewn Dortmund side at the Westfalenstadion, it was always going to be a thankless task for the Swiss international.

Cedric Itten was playing the Bundesliga club the same week as Rangers had drawn the German giants in the Europa League knockout rounds.

Erling Haaland netted twice to make it 53 Bundesliga goal in 53 Bundesliga games with Dutch international Donyell Malen adding a third to secure a 3-0 win.

The Norwegian striker gave Dortmund the lead after 33 minutes after Furth conceded a penalty for handball, the goal coming after Thorgan Hazard had an earlier effort ruled out for offside.

Erling Haaland would make it two in the 82nd minute, rising highest to power home a Julian Brandt free-kick, before Donyell Malen added a third with a finish at the back post.

Rangers loanee Cedric Itten in action against Dortmund. (Photo by INA FASSBENDER/AFP via Getty Images)

Rangers fans excited by prospect of Erling Braut Haaland and Dortmund visit

The result was eventually an emphatic one and leaves Greuther Furth rooted to the bottom of the Bundesliga whilst Borussia Dortmund remain second behind Bayern Munich.

Rangers fans have been talking up the visit of Erling Braut Haaland in February as fans prepare to face one of Europe’s elite clubs in the Europa League.

But that depends on whether or not the powerful 21-year-old striker will actually be turning out for the German club come the end of the upcoming window.

The most powerful clubs in global football have all been touted as potential destinations for the striker, with agent Mino Raiola previously suggesting the striker would hold off to the summer.

Dortmund striker Erling Haaland netted a double to down Greuther Furth, for whom Rangers loanee Cedric Itten was playing. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

At this point, the likes of Man City, PSG and Barcelona can nab the forward for a reduced £64m due to a release clause in his contract.

Rangers are already buzzing for the visit of Borussia Dortmund and there is already a major subplot developing surrounding one of their players and Gers boss Gio van Bronckhorst.