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.
“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.
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.