Report gives Bologna verdict after Rangers table £5m bid for Olsen
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Report gives Bologna verdict after Rangers table £5m bid for Olsen

According to Gazzetta dello Sport via Sport Witness, a £5m bid tabled by Rangers for Bologna winger Andreas Skov Olsen won’t be enough to land him this month.

The Gers have been linked with Olsen on and off since 2020.

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Last month, il Resto del Carlino reported that the Ibrox side had made an ‘enquiry’ about him ahead of the January transfer window.

Rangers aren’t alone in their interest, with Hertha Berlin [Corriere di Bologna] and Sampdoria [Bologna Sport News] amongst the other clubs said to be keen on the 22-year-old.

Tutto Bologna reported on Wednesday morning that the Gers had tabled an offer of £5m plus a percentage of any future sale.

Were they successful with that offer, it would make Olsen the club’s biggest signing since Ryan Kent in the summer of 2019.

However, while Gazzetta dello Sport claim [via Sport Witness] that the Denmark international is heading out of Bologna this month, it’s asserted that the £5m fee won’t be sufficient.

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Should Rangers push the boat out for Olsen?

Having just received a club-record fee from Everton for Nathan Patterson, believed to be £16m [Sky Sports], Rangers have a little more scope to spend in this window than many expected them to.

Now, a permanent swoop for an established international like Olsen is very much possible and Gio van Bronckhorst does need reinforcements on the right.

No-one has nailed down the right wing berth since Daniel Candeias’ departure two and a half years ago and Olsen is probably the best wide player the club have been linked with.

His stats this season don’t make for great reading though – no goals and two assists in 16 appearances – and Rangers need to be wary of being pressured into paying over the odds just because they’ve recently made a big sale.

It’s understandable that Bologna would want more than £5m for such a talented young player, but if they demand something closer to eight figures, it may be better for the Gers to turn their attention elsewhere.

Meanwhile, an important Rangers player has suggested that he’s set to resume training following an injury absence.