Bild Journalist Christian Falk has told CaughtOffSide that Rangers manager Michael Beale will be able to make Malik Tillman’s loan deal from Bayern Munich permanent if the Gers are willing to pay €7 million (£6.23 million).
Tillman is on loan at Scottish Premiership club Rangers from German and European giants Bayern at the moment.
The 20-year-old attacking midfielder joined the Gers on a season-long loan deal in the summer of 2022.
The USA international is scheduled to return to Bayern in the summer of 2023.
According to Falk, Bayern are ready to sell Tillman, and it is up to Rangers to exercise their option to sign the youngster on a permanent deal.
Bayern Munich stance on Rangers loanee Malik Tillman
Falk said: “Bayern Munich are very happy about Malik Tillman’s development at Rangers.
“They’re keeping an eye on his education in Glasgow but not for the purposes of keeping hold of the player.
“There is an option-to-buy of €7m included in the loan deal that took him to Scotland and they’re prepared to sell him.
“There’s no sign yet from Rangers that they have the money or are prepared to sign him. However, if they want Tillman, they can get him.”
Encouraging for Rangers
In our view, it is very encouraging for Rangers that Bayern Munich are willing to sell Malik Tillman to Rangers in the summer transfer window.
Rangers manager Michael Beale has already publicly spoken about keeping the youngster – who is “a game changer” and has “magic” according to former Ibrox star Barry Ferguson in GlasgowLive this month – at the club beyond the end of the season.
So, it could eventually come down to whether the Gers are willing to pay the transfer fee needed to get the deal done, and whether or not the player himself wants to continue at Rangers.
Tillman has made 18 starts and five substitute appearances in the Scottish Premiership for the Gers so far this season.
The USA international attacking midfielder has scored seven goals and given four assists in those games.
Tillman has also made four starts and one substitute appearance in the UEFA Champions League for the Ibrox club so far this campaign.