Rangers hunt for a new forward line could be the most frustrating with Michael Beale’s move for Cyriel Dessers having the potential to be protracted.
It is easy to see why a manager might want to use the free transfer market as much as possible because, as prices go up, negotiations become an awful lot hard for a side shopping on a budget.
Despite reports of a rejected bid, Rangers remain in the hunt for Cyriel Dessers with The 4th Official claiming that another bid could be imminent.
The 28-year old Cremonese striker only signed for the Serie A outfit last summer but has now been relegated to Italy’s second tier, prompting Rangers move.
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What has been said about Rangers move for Cyriel Dessers?
The Nigeria international is one of many strikers said to be a target, however, The 4th Official has sought to clarify the club’s current position:
“A lot of names have been thrown around but most of them are not really Rangers targets.
“Having spoken with a couple of people (and one of them is someone close to this Rangers board), I can tell you that Rangers interest in Cyriel Dessers is very real.
“Rangers had previously approached Cremonese but the Italian club are quite firm in their valuation at this time.
“It will be interesting to see if Rangers put in another bid but conventional wisdom would suggest that there should be another approach for the forward in the coming days.”
A valuation said to be in the £6m mark is steep for a player who will soon be 29, however, this is a player with elite level experience and who is proven to be a trusted goalscorer.
As with all negotiations, what Cremonese want, and what they get will be two different things and if they get close to the reported £6m that they paid for Dessers then a deal should be possible.
It is a lot of money that Rangers won’t be able to make a profit on, it is also a lot of money to spend if Cyriel Dessers doesn’t hit the ground running or suffers a similar fate to that of previous big money strikers Michael Mols and Seb Rozental.
Surely we couldn’t be that unlucky again?