If Michael Beale is looking for a Ryan Kent like replacement for Rangers, he could do a lot worse than entertain a bid for Ola Solbakken who has been given permission to leave Roma.
The Norway international has been tipped to be an ideal fit in the past when he was a free agent but now, news of a bid should alert the Light Blues.
According to Greek outlet Sport24, Olympiacos are considering a loan bid with a £4m option to buy clause inserted into the deal, the sort of transfer that Rangers should be considering for Ola Solbakken too.
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The 24-year old has struggled since moving to Serie A after an impressive spell at Bodo/Glimt saw him rise to prominence.
A one-man demolition of Jose Mourinho’s Roma in the Europa Conference League saw the legendary gaffer so impressed that he had to see for himself what the winger was capable of.
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He is a high-quality dribbler with pace and an end product.
In terms of minutes (just 900 over the season) Solbakken produced a goal contribution every two games for Roma but he just hasn’t settled and a permanent move is preferred by the Serie A giants.
It was his 11 goals and nine assists for Bodo/Glimt in 2021/22 that saw bigger clubs chase his signature.
Ola Solbakken has the ability to play either behind a central striker in a narrower two or three and play on either wing, he is exactly the type of player that Rangers should be looking for if a last minute deal is available.
The price is one that makes sense and Michael Beale should be doing everything he can to hijack Solbakken’s potential move to Greece.