Rangers are being pipped in their hunt for former Dutch U21 international Danilho Doekhi – just as fears build surrounding defensive stalwart Connor Goldson.

According to reports coming out of the Netherlands, it’s between the Ibrox side and Bundesliga club Union Berlin when it comes to the out-of-contract Vitesse captain.

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Only 23-years-old, if Rangers can snare the signing of the powerful ex-Jong Ajax centre-back then it would be a major coup but doubts are now surrounding the transfer.

The Ibrox side have been linked to Danilho Doekhi extensively in the last few months and there was even talk of a potential January move as his contract ticked down in the Netherlands.

Doekhi himself even discussed the interest from Ibrox but it’s been pretty clear that Danilho wanted to stay put and help Vitesse’s European and domestic charges.

Voetbal International are claiming that Danilho Doekhi has a choice between both Rangers and Union Berlin but the German side appear the “main candidates”.

They claim that Dutch coach Giovanni van Bronckhorst remains hopeful of signing the player but the Union Berlin’s Bundesliga performance could sway the defender.

Rangers’ Danilho Doekhi hopes interrupted by Union Berlin

There’s nothing said and done here and despite reports to the contrary it doesn’t say that the player’s decision is definitive, but if VI are right then Danilho Doekhi is leaning more towards Germany.

Rangers are expecting some big changes this summer as several key stars and leaders in the dressing room move on.

Amongst them could be vice-captain and defensive stalwart Connor Goldson, who has been a rock for the club but is yet to sign a new deal.

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After Rangers thumped Ross County 4-1, the defender’s emotional toast to the support also has plenty believing the end could be nigh for the ex-Brighton man.

If this is the case, then Rangers know it’s a huge void to fill and with Danilho Doekhi seemingly fitting the mould, missing out on the Dutchman would be an added blow.

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