African international claims he turned down summer move to Ibrox
MOUSCRON, BELGIUM - DECEMBER 8 : Frank Boya midfielder of Mouscron is fighting for the ball with Samuel Bastien midfielder of Standard Liege during the Jupiler Pro League match between Royal Excel Mouscron and Standard de Liege at the Le Canonnier stadium on December 08, 2019 in Mouscron, Belgium, 8/12/2019 ( Photo by Nico Vereecken / Photonews via Getty Images)

Cameroon international claims he turned down summer move to Rangers

Cameroon international midfielder Frank Boya has claimed he turned down the chance to move to Ibrox this summer to join Belgian side Antwerp instead.

The midfielder moved across Belgium when his contract expired at Royal Mouscron, from whom the player had joined from 1860 Munchen in Germany.

Described as a powerhouse midfielder, Boya claimed that interest from Rangers and German side Werder Breman was proof of how well he had performed with Mouscron.

Cameroon international Frank Boya claims Rangers were interested in signing him this summer. (Photo by Vincent Van Doornick/Isosport/MB Media/Getty Images)

“The proof that I did well at Mouscron was the amount of offers I received from big clubs,” said Boya [Daily Record].

“I had no shortage of offers and Rangers and Werder Bremen were the most keen for me to join them.

“So leaving Belgium could have been a solution, but I wanted my future to be settled quickly and none of the teams interested have as much ambitions as at Antwerp.

“As soon as I moved here, I knew it was the right decision. The staff here integrated me from my first day and my new teammates have been a huge help.

“I always believed I would make it because football is an environment where everything is possible. You just have to give yourself the means to get there.”

Boya, 24, has six Cameroon caps and is the latest midfielder to have been linked with a move to Ibrox this summer.

The player certainly fits the profile of other deep-lying, transitional midfielders the Ibrox club have been linked to in the press.

Rangers have also been linked with a move for South Africa midfielder Bongani Zungu. (Photo by Sylvain Lefevre/Getty Images)

South African midfielder Bongani Zungu has been heavily linked with Ibrox, even if Amiens’ €5m asking price is considered to be a potential stumbling block.

Former Bayern Munich midfielder Niklas Dorsch has also been linked with Rangers in recent months and recently tasted heartbreak as his side failed against Werder Bremen in the Bundesliga 2 playoffs.

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