Rangers and Serie A rivals leading loan hunt for highly-rated international
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Rangers and Serie A rivals leading loan hunt for highly-rated international

Serie A side Sampdoria are rivalling Rangers in a move for Bologna winger and Danish international Andreas Skov Olsen, according to a report in Italy.

Bologna Sport News claim the 22-year-old right-winger is “destined” to leave the Renato Dall’Ara Stadium on loan this January with both Sampdoria and Rangers the most interested parties.

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These claims also come after recent reports in Scotland suggested that Giovanni van Bronckhorst is open to the idea of moving for the winger.

Rangers have been linked with Andreas Skov Olsen on and off since 2019 and the Dane appears to be a long-term target for the Ibrox club.

The Gers were linked to the winger during his time at FC Nordsjælland before he moved to Bologna in a reported £5.1m (€6m) deal.

However, things have not worked out as planned in Italy and now Andreas Skov Olsen appears to be lined up for a loan move in the weeks ahead.

Rangers face competition in hunt for Bologna winger Andreas Skov Olsen

Should Rangers’ interest in Skov Olsen become more legitimate this January then the Ibrox side are reportedly likely to face much competition for his signature.

Whilst Sampdoria are the most recent side to be linked, the likes of Real Sociedad in Spain and Besiktas in Turkey have been linked previously.

The player himself has previously admitted that things have not worked out as planned at Bologna in comments which allude to his unhappiness with the situation in Italy.

“It’s not secret that I’m not in the best situation at Bologna,” admits Skov Olsen [Tribal Football].

“It’s not going too well down there, but I need to go back and work hard.”

Much has been made about the adoption of more width under new manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst with Rangers now looking to utilise wingers in their set-up.

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Under Steven Gerrard, the Gers sought to get their width through the full-backs and operated with two number 10s behind the forward.

Andreas Skov Olsen isn’t the only right-winger being linked to Rangers either, with Belgian U21 international Francis Amuzu another extensively mentioned.

The links don’t stop there, with the Gers reportedly set to consider reigniting interest in a now-Premier League winger.