There continues to be some confusion regarding Rangers links to Norwegian striker Erik Botheim as a Scandinavian journalist claims the Ibrox side have made an enquiry.
Jonas Adnan Giæver, who writes for established publication Dagbladet, claims “it’s true” that Rangers have made their interest in the player known.
However, the journalist claims that this may not lead to the Ibrox club ever making an official offer for the player.
“It’s true that Rangers at least have inquired about Erik Botheim,” said Giæver.
“Remains to be seen whether that leads to an offer or not.“
The journalist also claims that Ligue 1 side Marseille are not interested in making a move, contrary to reports.
Journalist claims Rangers Erik Botheim links are legitimate
Rangers have been linked with a move for free-agent 22-year-old striker Erik Botheim after his deal with Russian club FC Krasnodar was ripped up ahead of the new season.
The claims coming out of Norway follow reports in Scotland last week that suggested Rangers had contacted the player’s representatives.
BBC Scotland journalist Fraser Fletcher claimed last week that the Ibrox club were “very keen” but that they face substantial competition for his signature.
However, just a few days later Fletcher contradicted these claims by suggesting there is “nothing in the Erik Botheim to Rangers rumours”.
Rangers are known to be in the market for a striker and given Botheim’s contract status the move does appear an attractive one to anyone connected to Ibrox.
Botheim, who has eight caps and two goals for the Norwegian U21s, impressed during his spell with Bodo/Glimt, scoring 22 goals and laying on 10 assists in 46 games for the club.
After joining Krasnodar in December 2021, the striker eventually ripped up his deal with the Russian club due to the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine. Read more HERE.
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