Rangers are reportedly monitoring Vitesse Arnhem captain Danilho Doekhi alongside Serie A side Napoli and Croatian outfit Dinamo Zagreb, according to reports coming out of the Netherlands.
De Gelderlander are reporting that Rangers are one of three sides monitoring the 23-year-old centre-back with his contract expiring come to the end of the season.
However, the report does suggest that Eredivise side Vitesse are open to letting Danilho Doekhi move this January but only for the right price.
Another report in De Telegraaf via Sport Witness has also claimed that Rangers manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst wants the defender in January but the Gers ‘hope to sign him’ in the summer if a deal this month doesn’t materialise.
Rotterdam-born Danilho Doekhi spent time at Jong Ajax – where he would’ve been familiar with Gers assistant Dave Vos – and has excelled at Vitesse Arnhem.
The centre-back is now the Dutch club’s captain and at the time of writing has made 116 appearances for the Eredivisie side.
Rangers-linked Danilho Doekhi could be potential Connor Goldson replacement
Much has been made of a contract situation with one of Rangers’ own defenders in Connor Goldson as the 29-year-old key Ibrox player enters the final six months of his deal.
Whilst reports at the turn of the year have claimed Rangers will not sell the influential defender this January – with any exit potentially risking the club’s £40m title charge – Connor’s future remains particularly unclear.
Netherlands U21 international Danilho Doekhi is probably the pick of the defensive options being linked to Rangers but it’s clear there is competition for the player’s signature.
If the club hope to make the interest concrete Rangers will hope that the club’s Dutch coaching staff can convince the player to move to Ibrox.
Rangers could also point to the success of Virgil van Dijk, who moved to the Premier League via Old Firm rivals Celtic and has gone on to cement himself as a world-class defender at Liverpool.
Centre-back appears to be an area Rangers are considering making major moves in as club insiders confirm Gers interest in a USA international.