Reported summer Rangers target and FC Midtjylland midfielder Evander is set for a move to the MLS and the Portland Timbers, according to reports.

Whilst the transfer of the Brazilian has been spoken about in the press for several weeks, according to the latest the switch from Denmark to the USA is set to be completed to the tune of £8m.

According to USA journalist Tom Bogert, the 24-year-old will move to the MLS in January with the substantial transfer fee indicative of both Evander’s talent and the challenge Rangers would’ve had to land him.

Since joining FC Midtjylland initially on loan from Vasco de Gama in 2018, Evander has gone on to make 167 appearances for the club, scoring 50 goals and laying on 38 assists.

The transfer fee is not quite the record-breaking fee that had been mooted earlier in the reported Portland Timbers interest in the player.

Rangers-linked Evander readying Portland Timbers switch

Back in that wonderful limbo period between Champions League qualification and the end of the transfer window, Rangers fans everywhere were dreaming of a big money move ahead of the new campaign.

The club had just raked in millions from the exits of Nathan Patterson, Calvin Bassey and Joe Aribo, whilst the Europa League Final run and Champions League qualification were reportedly a huge boost to the coffers.

But whilst all of this excitement was short-lived and misplaced – Rangers not actually moving for anyone after qualifying for the Champions League – there was time when Evander was top of the wish list.

Rangers v Midtjylland UEFA Europa League Third Qualifying Round: Second Leg
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The talented Brazilian star has an impressive record in Denmark and was the kind of move the club’s fans felt could bolster their Champions League campaign.

Extensively linked in the media, for whatever reason Rangers didn’t complete a deal for Evander but the situation with the Portland Timbers gives an inclination into why.

Meanwhile, Rangers have been linked with a £5m transfer ahead of the January window.

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