Rangers could be set to cut their losses on reported £2.7m Ibrox striker Cedric Itten amid links to Swiss side BSC Young Boys and a return to his homeland.
The now 25-year-old forward joined Rangers in a near £3m deal last season and, despite making a contribution to the club’s 55 efforts, struggled to settle in Scotland.
After spending the first half of the season on loan at Bundesliga relegation fodder Greuther Furth, Ced the Ted returned under GVB but has struggled to break into the side.
There are reports that claim this could be in no small part down to a mystery illness which has plagued the player this campaign.
Itten’s goal in the 3-1 win against Hearts in the final Premier League game of the season was only his second since returning, the other coming against Stirling Albion.
Nonetheless, it sums up what’s been a difficult two years in Scotland for the Swiss international striker and the latest suggests BSC Young Boys could offer Cedric Itten a Rangers reprieve.
Young Boys director refuses to deny interest in Rangers’ Cedric Itten
This comes after BSC Young Boys director Christopher Spycher was quizzed on reported interest in Cedric Itten back in Switerzland.
This appears to have originated in Swiss publication Nau.ch and Spycher refused to either confirm or deny the claims ahead of the summer transfer window.
“We never comment on speculation. Sometimes the rumours are the truth, sometimes they are completely wrong,” said Spycher [Herald].
“You’ll know when something happens.”
The links to Rangers star Cedric Itten come with BSC Young Boys having endured a difficult season in the Swiss Super League, finishing 3rd, 16 points off winners FC Zurich.
In total, the Swiss international has played 49 times for Rangers, scoring eight goals in total, whilst Ced has seven caps and four goals for his country.