•   
  •   

Sport Rangers linked to former Ajax youngster Danilho Doekhi, but face EPL rivals in Dutch defender transfer move

14:25  28 april  2021
14:25  28 april  2021 Source:   scotsman.com

Gerrard must unleash rarely-seen Rangers gem who was "terrific" vs Hoops this season - opinion

  Gerrard must unleash rarely-seen Rangers gem who was After leaving him on the bench against Hibernian, Steven Gerrard should unleash Scott Wright from the start against Celtic on Sunday.The 23-year-old was surprisingly left on the bench for the 2-1 win against Hibernian last time out, despite being one of the star performers in the 4-0 win against Cove Rangers the previous week.

Rangers are tracking Vitesse Arnhem defender Danilho Doekhi and are preparing a three year contract, according to reports in Holland.

a man holding a football ball © Arnhem's Danilho Doekhi (Photo credit: THOMAS BAKKER/AFP via Getty Images)

The Eredivisie defender is a former youth graduate from FC Excelsior and the Jong Ajax Academy at De Toekomst and is highly rated at the fourth placed club in the Dutch league.

Vitesse have conceded just 28 goals in 30 games – a defensive record which has elevated them from seventh last year and head coach Thomas Letsch rates Doekhi as ‘one of the best defenders in the league’.

The 22-year-old has featured 33 times this season but has one year remaining on a four-year contract and is being trailed by several English Premier League clubs, but Rangers lead the chase with a three-year deal being prepared according to Dutch paper De Gelderlander.

Gerrard suffers crucial Rangers transfer blow amid manager update on “fantastic” ace - opinion

  Gerrard suffers crucial Rangers transfer blow amid manager update on “fantastic” ace - opinion Steven Gerrard's hopes of signing Morecambe star Carlos Mendes Gomes for Rangers this summer look to have taken a significant blow. According to the Scottish Sun, Rangers are very interested in signing the winger this summer and it had appeared as if they would be able to bring him to Ibrox on a free transfer, due to his contract with The Shrimps being set to expire at the end of the season.


Video: Carabao Cup final: Pep Guardiola previews Man City v Tottenham (Daily Mail)

Fulham and Newcastle United are also said to be keen on taking the right sided centre-back to the English top flight to bolster their back-lines next season after a campaign fighting relegation and conceding 43 and 54 goals respectively.

Rangers however can offer Champions League football to prospective signings, and will also face competition from newly-promoted Norwich City for the defender’s signature.

The shared interest of the Canaries and Magpies doesn’t end there and both clubs are also said to be rivals over another signature – but it’s doubtful Rangers would make it a three-way chase.

Ronald de Boer calls for Rangers and Celtic Champions League overhaul involvement amid Super League fallout

  Ronald de Boer calls for Rangers and Celtic Champions League overhaul involvement amid Super League fallout The former Ibrox midfielder believes that the Glasgow giants should be involved in the changes to Europe's elite competition.To face the best players in the world, defy all the odds, and get his hands on that trophy

Norwich and Newcastle are believed to be the front-runners for a transfer involving Celtic’s Norwegian international defender Kris Ajer who was also linked with AC Milan earlier this season.

Get a year of unlimited access to all The Scotsman's sport coverage without the need for a full subscription. Expert analysis of the biggest games, exclusive interviews, live blogs, transfer news and 70 per cent fewer ads on Scotsman.com - all for less than £1 a week. Subscribe to us today

Rangers v Celtic: Kick-off time, is Old Firm game on TV, stream details, odds, form guide .
Celtic visit Ibrox for the third time this season on Sunday for Rangers’ penultimate home game of their title-winning Scottish Premiership season. © Rangers' Connor Goldson (R) and Celtic's Ismaila Soro at full time during the Scottish Premiership m... The hosts have not lost to Celtic since December 2019 – winning four of the past five derbies between the teams. © Rangers' Steven Davis celebrates his goal making it 1-0 during a Scottish Cup tie between Rangers an...

usr: 2
This is interesting!