Rumours linking Rangers to Crystal Palace’s German midfielder Max Meyer have been rubbished as “nonsense” by a leading football blogger.
Ambitious rumours emerged during the week of Rangers being linked to the 24-year-old German international who has had a mixed spell in South London.
But now the Fourth Official are dismissing the rumours as fantasy just as some Rangers fans were beginning to get excited.
The rumour appears to have emerged on online message boards and there has been absolutely no official suggestion Rangers are interested from the club or any news outlets.
But it is easy to see why Rangers were mooted as a potential option for Meyer with the player entering the final year of his contract at Selhurst Park.
Palace also signed Meyer on a free transfer after the talented midfielder’s contract expired at Bundesliga side Schalke 04.
Meyer broke through at Schalke as a teenager and would go on to represent Germany as an 18-year-old with the midfielder considered amongst the nation’s brightest talents.
The attacking midfielder would go on to make four caps for Germany, scoring once and representing the country at the 2016 Rio Olympics where he won a silver medal and scored four goals.
The midfielder hasn’t been capped by Germany since 2016 and has had a mixed spell in the Premier League.
Meyer has made 55 appearances for Palace across two seasons, scoring twice, making only six starts for Palace last season.
His attacking attributes, dribbling ability and creativity probably do not always suit a Palace side who are set up to be more robust and counter-attacking under Roy Hodgson.
Rumours linking Rangers to Meyer also come after another top-level midfielder, Dutch international Guus Til, said he turned down a move to Ibrox to sign on at Freiburg [De Telegraaf].