Ex-Rangers star praises fellow countryman amid reported Ibrox interest
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Ex-Rangers star praises fellow countryman amid reported Ibrox interest

Former Rangers player Ronald de Boer has lavished praise on his fellow countryman Danilho Doekhi amid the reported interest [DailyRecord] that the Ibrox side has shown in the defender as they look to bolster their backline in the summer.

De Boer was a fantastic player for Rangers during his four-year spell at the club, starring under Dick Advocaat and Alex McLeish as the Gers won the treble in the 2002/2003 season.

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Ronald de Boer comes out with praise for Rangers-linked Danilho Doekhi

The Rangers manager could face a defensive crisis in the summer, with Connor Goldson and Leon Balogun both out of contract, but de Boer reckons Doekhi could make the team stronger.

“Doekhi is a very promising player,” said de Boer [ScottishSun}.

“He is a physical central defender. He’s tall but good with the ball and able to build up from behind.

“He’s a good defender but can still learn and continue to improve.

“I think he’s one for the future and would be a good signing, who could help Rangers and make them a stronger team.”

Solid praise from one Dutchman to another and having played alongside some great centre-backs such as Jaap Stam, Craig Moore, and Danny Blind in his career, he obviously knows what makes a fine defender.

There were hopes that Rangers could sign Doekhi in the January transfer window but Vitesse was reportedly demanding a fee of £2m and for someone that is out of contract at the end of the season, this wasn’t financially viable.

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Hopefully, the club can secure his services before the summer as the 23-year-old would be an excellent addition to the squad.

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