Long-term Rangers target Andreas Skov Olsen is closing in on a move to Belgian champions Club Brugge as the Bologna winger finally gets his transfer.
Links to the Danish international have somewhat defined this transfer window to date with much conjecture surrounding the player’s situation.
Rangers were said to have bid, then weren’t, with Club Brugge all the while propping up transfer interest in a player by Bologna’s own admission wanted out of the Serie A side.
But now – after weeks of negotiations – Andreas Skov Olsen is heading to Belgium for a Club Brugge medical, effectively putting an end to weeks of speculation surrounding Rangers.
According to Nieuws Blad, the winger is Belgium bound for a medical after Bologna and Club Brugge finally thrashed out a deal for the Rangers linked winger.
Voetbal Zone are claiming the Andreas Skov Olsen deal will be worth €6m (£5m) and sees Bologna recoup how much they spent on the winger when they signed him from FC Nordsjælland.
Rangers will struggle to compete with Club Brugge spending power
That report highlights that Club Brugge will take their spending for the season with the Skov Olsen deal to €52.8m (£44m), something which highlights the gap between Rangers and the Belgians.
Whilst the Ibrox side are almost certainly operating on the same rung, Brugge’s advanced player trading model and regular Champions League qualification – the Belgians have made five of the last six group stages – means that currently the Blauw-Zwart have the transfer advantage.
For many Rangers fans, Andreas Skov Olsen was the target of the window and they may be disappointed to see the 22-year-old established Danish international move to Club Brugge.
For others, they can quite as easily console themselves with the notion that Rangers appear to be on the verge of striking a deal for a Premier League talent who only last year cost £37.2m.