Rangers lose out to German club in £16m Dutch international pursuit - report
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Rangers lose out to German side in £16m Dutch midfielder pursuit - report

Rangers have failed in their quest to land £16m Dutch midfielder Guus Til, according to a report in the Netherlands.

The former AZ Alkmaar midfielder moved to Spartak Moscow for the eye-watering fee last season but struggled to recapture the form which saw the Russian side splash out so much for the player.

Rangers have reportedly missed out on Zambian-born Dutch international midfielder Guus Til, who reportedly cost Spartak Moscow £16m last season. (Photo by Sergei Savostyanov\TASS via Getty Images)

Now, De Telegraaf are claiming that the midfielder is set to move on a two-year loan deal to German side SC Freiburg, despite the interest from Ibrox.

Capped once by the Netherlands, the 22-year-old midfielder is exactly the kind of player Rangers are looking for.

A box-to-box player who is a creative, goalscoring force from midfield, Til earned the big-money move to Russia off the back of an astonishing season in the Eredivisie.

The all-action midfielder managed 15 goals and seven assists in his final season with AZ Alkmaar, leading former Gers boss Dick Advocaat to claim the player could be a “star”.

“Guus can become a star,” said Advocaat [Sport Express].

Til earned the megabucks move after playing a starring role for Eredivisie side AZ Alkmaar. (Photo by Ed van de Pol/Soccrates/Getty Images)

“He is a versatile and intelligent player, one that you do not see much anymore in a time when there are mainly many fast and athletic players around. He has his entire future ahead of him.”

Dutch giants PSV and Feyenoord were also said to be interested in securing the signature of the Spartak Moscow midfielder.

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