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Rangers open talks with former Bayern Munich midfielder – report

Rangers have opened transfer talks with former Bayern Munich midfielder Niklas Dorsch, according to TZ via sport.sky.de.

The 22-year-old has represented Germany at multiple age-group levels and now plays for 1. FC Heidenheim in the Bundesliga 2.

Rangers are said to be interested in Heidenheim and former Bayern Munich midfielder, Niklas Dorsch. (Photo by Harry Langer/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)

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The report claims that Steven Gerrard has a strong interest in Dorsch, who is contracted until 2021, but warns that Hamburg are also tracking his progress.

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Back in December 2019, the Scottish Sun suggested Celtic were plotting a £3.2m move for the 5ft 9″ midfielder.

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Steven Gerrard claimed on Wednesday that the Gers have been doing plenty of research on potential transfer targets amid the global health crisis [talkSPORT].

Perhaps Dorsch is one of those on the radar.

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The midfielder came through the ranks at Bayern, making over 50 appearances for the second string.

He didn’t quite manage to make a permanent step up to the first team, but he did make one start in the Bundesliga, scoring in a 4-1 win over Eintracht Frankfurt in April 2018.

Dorsch celebrates netting for Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga. (Photo by Etsuo Hara/Getty Images)

He’s since established himself as a key player at Heidenheim, appearing in 23 of their 25 league fixtures so far this season, helping them to fourth place in the table, just three points off a play-off spot.

Amid Rangers’ wretched run of form in domestic competition in early 2020 there was a lack of dynamism in midfield, and perhaps Gerrard thinks Dorsch would provide more energy and legs to the engine room.

Given that he’s plying his trade in the German second-tier and that his contract only has a year left to run, he shouldn’t cost the earth, but would he have enough quality?

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Jordan Carlisle
Categories: Club News News Transfer News
Tags: bayern munichbundesligabundesliga 2FC HeidenheimNiklas DorschRangersSummer transfer window

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