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.
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].
“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.