Former Rangers director Ross Wilson has struck a £30m transfer to bring PSV midfielder and Champions League foe Ibrahim Sangare to Nottingham Forest.
In a statement signing, BBC Sport report that the City Ground club have splashed out to sign the Senegal midfielder as part of a blistering Deadline Day.
The club made a quite remarkable seven signings on deadline day, with Ibrahim Sangare the marquee Nottingham Forest move on the day and now the club’s record signing.
The PSV midfielder joins ex-Liverpool striker Divock Origi, Chelsea winger Calum Hudson-Odoi, Bologna midfielder Nicolas Dominguez, Benfica goalie Odysseas Vlachodimos, Norwich centre-back Andrew Omobamidele and Arsenal loanee Nuno Tavares in joining Forest at the end of the window.
It was a busy day for former Ibrox sporting director Ross Wilson, who is now fulfilling a similar role at Nottingham Forest and would’ve been central to the Ibrahim Sangare deal.
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Rangers fans are very familiar with Ibrahim Sangare having come up against the PSV midfielder in the Champions League in the last two seasons.
The midfielder has scored twice at Ibrox having netted in the 2-2 draw from last season and doing so again when the same score line played out in Glasgow this time around.
With the scars still visible from Rangers’ Champions League mauling in Eindhoven, Ibrahim Sangare also impressed in the return last week.
The transfer of Ibrahim Sangare is interesting in a Rangers context for a number of reasons.
Firstly, the fee involved in taking the midfielder to the Premier League proves the level and value of the talent PSV have in their ranks.
But secondly, it also shows just where PSV are in football’s food chain – and by proxy Rangers – with Ibrahim Sangare swapping Champions League football for a lower half Premier League side.
Expectations remain high at Rangers but these kind of transfer highlight just how difficult the club has got it in the changing landscape of global football.