Bologna boss Sinisa Mihajlovic has confirmed Rangers-linked winger Andreas Skov Olsen wants to leave the club – as transfer rivals Club Brugge sit on a potential Noa Lang jackpot.
Danish international Skov Olsen, 22, has been repeatedly linked to Rangers throughout his career and those links haven’t been far away this January window amid a lack of playing time at Bologna.
Still used sparingly by the Serie A club, there’s been much conjecture surrounding the ex-FC Nordsjælland winger who appears unhappy in Italy.
Their eagerness to leave the club appeared to be backed up by Sinisa Mihajlovic after Bologna’s 2-1 defeat to Verona on Friday evening, as he claimed both players didn’t make themselves available for the game.
The Serbian coach then pointed to Nicolás Domínguez, who was in tears playing through the pain barrier for the club after dislocating his shoulder in the match.
“They are players who no longer have the pleasure of staying in Bologna,” explains Sinisa Mihajlovic [Corriere di Bologna].
“So they have to go away. They pulled back.
“We did everything they could, given that four out of eleven starters tonight played with injuries without counting the ten players we had out.
“But one will be lost: Dominguez, whose shoulder has been knocked out twice in the game.
“It was an example, he played between injuries and all the rest, with a shoulder in his hand and a contracture, as long as he could”.
Rangers Skov Olsen links persist as Bologna winger also mentioned alongside Club Brugge
Whilst this news will certainly pique the interest of Rangers fans – despite the fact talk of a bid has been knocked back by the likes of Heart & Hand– the Gers are not said to be the only interested party.
Clubs with similar ambitions to become Champions League regulars like Rangers, they present interesting options and suggest any potential Ibrox interest does not make a deal a formality.
Club Brugge are also expected to receive a major transfer boost in the shape of 22-year-old Dutch winger Noa Lang, who is being tracked by a host of top clubs.
It means that Club Brugge could have a winger to replace in the coming days and the cash to burn in order to replace him.
Rangers will be watching both situations closely but as news emerges of Andres Skov Olsen’s reported asking price, are the Gers missing a trick by not moving for the winger?