Rangers 'very interested' in £3.55m-rated leader frozen out at current club - report
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Rangers 'very interested' in Genk midfielder Patrik Hrosovsky - report

According to iSport.cz, Rangers are ‘very interested’ in Genk midfielder, Patrik Hrosovsky, who is currently frozen out at the Belgian Pro League club.

It’s suggested that the Gers are keen on a loan deal with an option to buy on the 28-year-old, who had been linked with both Sparta and Slavia Prague earlier this summer.

Rangers are said to be interested in signing Genk midfielder Patrik Hrosovsky. ( Photo by Sebastien Smets / Photonews via Getty Images)

However, Genk are said to prefer a sale over an initial loan and value the player at €4 million (approximately £3.55m).

Hrosovsky is an experienced operator, who boasts 25 caps for the Slovakia national team.

He moved to Belgium last season after eight years at Czech club Viktoria Plzen, for whom he often wore the captain’s armband.

Things went well initially at Genk, as he made 21 appearances across the curtailed Pro League season and regularly started in European competition, even skippering the side in a two-legged Champions League qualifying victory over Olympiacos last July.

However, he isn’t in current manager Hannes Wolf’s plans and hasn’t featured at all in the opening matches of the current league season.

Rangers have turned to the Belgian Pro League twice already this summer, snapping up Ianis Hagi from Genk and Kemar Roofe from Anderlecht.

Could Hrosovsky be Ibrox bound? (Photo by TF-Images/Getty Images)

Rangers ‘very interested’ in Genk player Patrik Hrosovsky – Verdict

Steven Gerrard has made no secret of his desire to bring in a new midfielder to the club and Rangers could certainly do with some dynamism in the middle of the park.

Hrosovsky looks like he could fit the bill.

He’s a central midfielder first and foremost but was deployed in a more advanced role by Genk on a number of occasions last season and is capable of drifting in between the lines to create opportunities.

He only produced one goal during his first campaign in Belgium but he showed an ability to score from set-pieces and from range during his time in the Czech Republic and he now has experience of Champions League football, featuring against Liverpool, Napoli and RB Salzburg last season.

A figure in excess of £3.5m would constitute a risk but if Rangers could stick to their guns and push through an initial loan deal for Hrosovsky, it could be an astute piece of business.

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