As Rangers look to bolster their squad ahead of the new campaign, Malmo centre-back Anel Ahmedhodzic presents an interesting potential option.
Whilst there have been no official links between Rangers and the Bosnian defender, the 23-year-old is someone the Ibrox club will be very familiar with.
Anel Ahmedhodzic played in both matches as Malmo infamously sent Rangers packing in the Champions League qualifiers last season.
And despite playing in the group stages with the Swedish outfit the defender left for pastures new and Ligue 1 Bordeaux in January.
Moving on loan with a reported option to buy set at £3.4m [L’Equipe], the French side are unlikely to stump up the fee amid reports of financial issues.
This comes after relegation from Ligue 1 – something which doesn’t perhaps stand as the best testament to Anel Ahmedhodzic – and claims they’re heading towards record losses.
Rangers could do worse than Malmo star Anel Ahmedhodzic
This all suggests that Anel Ahmedhodzic should be returning back to Malmo and the price tag attached to him at Bordeaux is what has piqued our interest at Rangers News.
With serious doubts surrounding the future of Connor Goldson, Leon Balogun and Filip Helander, the centre-back area is one which is likely to be strengthened.
John Souttar has already been brought in but there have also been exit reports attached to Calvin Bassey.
It means we suspect Rangers will be looking to invest here and Anel Ahmedhodzic presents an interesting option.
A powerful defender who can play with the ball at his feet and fill that void left by Goldson – if he does decide to move on – it’s the kind of player Rangers perhaps should be monitoring.
It was not so long ago the Nottingham Forest Academy graduate was being linked to the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United [The Sun].
At 23, the defender also fits Rangers’ transfer model of investing in younger players and hoping to shift them on for high profits in the future.
Not only this, but players from the Balkans and namely Bosnia and Croatia always seem to find a home in Glasgow.
If the price remains around £3.4m then Rangers could certainly do much worse than the 14-cap Bosnian international.
Speaking of Rangers and Bosnians, the club have been linked to another player from the country who’s been impressing on the continent.