Rangers-linked winger absent from squad after report claims he wants exit
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Rangers-linked winger absent from squad after report claims he wants exit

Rangers-linked winger Andreas Skov Olsen was left out of his Bologna’s matchday squad on Friday, just hours after it was reported that he’d asked to leave.

Rangers have been linked with the Danish international on and off since the summer of 2020 [Sport Witness], and earlier this month, Gers media partners Heart & Hand suggested the club were interested in Olsen but skeptical of his price tag.

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The champions of Scotland aren’t the only club to credited with interest in Olsen, with both Hertha Berlin [Corriere di Bologna] and Club Brugge also said to be keen.

In fact, last weekend, B.T. claimed that Bruges would be the player’s next destination in a £5m deal.

The Italian media appear to believe that the Gers are still in the hunt, though, with Corriere dello Sport reporting on Friday via Tutto Bologna Web, that Olsen is ‘putting his foot down to leave’ amid interest from Rangers and the Belgian champions.

Reported Rangers target omitted from Bologna squad

Despite all the speculation, Olsen had still been involved in Bologna’s recent matches, playing the full 90 minutes of a Serie A defeat at Cagliari last week before coming off the bench against Napoli a few days later.

However, when the Rossoblù took on Hellas Verona on Friday night, the 22-year-old was nowhere to be seen.

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Manager Sinisa Mihajlovic named 12 substitutes but Olsen wasn’t one of them, suggesting that something is about to give.

After 18 months of rumours, it looks like we’re finally set to see the former Nordsjaelland winger on the move.

If his next destination is Ibrox, then Rangers fans have a lot to be excited about.

He may only have two assists to his name in Serie A this season but he demonstrated during his time in Denmark and with his national team that he’s dynamic, creative and has an aye for goal.

If he ends up moving to Belgium, then attention can shift to other reported targets such as Francis Amuzu and Crysencio Summerville.

Meanwhile, a former Rangers striker has signed a pre-contract at a Premiership club.