Confusion reigns as a leading Rangers insider refutes claims that the Gers are set to announce a link-up with Bosnian club Zeljeznicar.
According to the Scottish Sun, Gers representatives have struck a “co-operation agreement” with the Balkan nation’s most successful club.
As part of this, that report alleges that Gers staff will put on sessions for the Sarajevo side’s youth teams and their coaches as they benefit from the elite-club mentality at Ibrox.
In return, the Gers would take the club’s best young Bosnian talent on board for trials as they breakthrough and both sets of supporters could enjoy a friendly between the sides.
But allegedly spearheaded by Zeljeznicar’s London-based president Samir Ceric, Follow Follow editor Mark Dingwall has refuted the claims on the popular online forum.
According to Dingwall, the “story about Rangers linking up with Zeljeznicar is untrue and inaccurate”. Read more HERE.
Mark Dingwall has a close relationship with Rangers and has been granted press access throughout the season alongside a range of other Ibrox fan media.
The Scottish Sun story ran as an exclusive but it would be particularly peculiar for someone like Dingwall – who has such close ties to the club – to claim the story is false if it isn’t.
Rangers have struck a range of commercial partnerships over the last 18 months with commercial director James Bisgrove a huge influence in the background at Ibrox.
These include link-ups with other football clubs including Indian Super League side Bengaluru FC, United Soccer League outfit Orange County SC, and German giants Hamburger SV.
Meanwhile, one agreement the club has actually struck has been gathering the attention of supporters after a leading player gave his two cents on the move.