Reports of rejected £2.7m Rangers bid reportedly resurface in Spain
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Reports of rejected £2.7m Rangers bid reportedly resurface in Spain

Claims Rangers tabled a £2.7m (€3m) bid for Real Valladolid striker Sekou Gassama have reportedly resurfaced in Spain.

AS Diario (via Sport Witness) are claiming that the Gers moved for the player as part of a feature looking at the La Liga club’s summer transfer window.

Reports claiming Rangers bid £2.7m for Sekou Gassama have resurfaced in Spain. (Photo by Diego Souto/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

Originally quoting reports in Italy – which originated from Tuttomercatoweb in June – Sport Witness claims AS Diario confirmed these reports themselves.

The striker spent the second half of last season on-loan with Liga Segunda side CF Fuenlabrada after the Senegalese striker, 25, joined Real Valladolid from Almeria in January.

Gassama would go on to score three goals in nine games for Fuenlabrada after joining them on loan before the coronavirus shutdown.

These reports claim that Valladolid – owned by Brazilian football legend Ronaldo – rejected the bid as they value Gassama higher than the price reportedly offered by Rangers.

The La Liga side – who survived relegation by six points last season – are also not short of cash having sold Mohammed Salisu to Southampton for a reported £10.9m [Sky Sports].

The report linking Rangers to Gassama also originate from June and since then the Ibrox club have moved to sign both Kemar Roofe from Anderlecht and Cedric Itten from FC St. Gallen.

Rangers have signed FC St. Gallen striker Cedric Itten since the reports linking the Gers to Sekou Gassama first emerged. (Photo by Harry Langer/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)

Conflicting reports claim these players signed for anywhere between £6-9m and unless Alfredo Morelos is to move on to Lille, it remains unlikely Rangers will move for another forward.

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has highlighted that the “engine room” is now the area of the pitch he would most like to improve [Glasgow Times].