Rangers have missed out on Andreas Skov Olsen as the Danish winger has joined Belgian side Club Brugge for £6.3m from Bologna.
The Ibrox side was interested in bringing the 22-year-old to Glasgow to boost our options on the right wing but Club Brugge has flexed their muscles and secured the signature of Skov Olsen.
This transfer proves just how important it is for Rangers to win the league title this season and get amongst Europe’s elite in the Champions League group stages.
With a near £40m jackpot at stake, the club would hold more flexibility in the transfer market and be able to offer slightly higher offers than what we are capable of at the moment.
Losing out on Skov Olsen means Rangers need to secure Champions League millions next season
Club Brugge qualified for the group stages of Europe’s premier competition this season and managed to gain a draw against PSG whilst beating RB Leipzig.
Although they finished bottom of the group, the money they made from their appearance was enough to sign Olsen from Bologna and push for the league title and get another tilt at the competition next season.
The financial disparity between those who regularly qualify for a seat amongst the big boys and those who don’t is massive.
Teams in Scotland have long been known as selling clubs, buying low, and selling for a decent profit, if a little undervalued. With Nathan Patterson’s transfer to Everton giving Rangers their record fee for a player, I think the pendulum is about to shift.
Hopefully, the Ibrox side retain the league title this season and grab the opportunity to compete against the elite with both hands. Losing players like Skov Olsen to sides such as Brugges might be a thing of the past.