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