Malik Tillman: Rangers agree loan deal for Bayern Munich midfielder | Soccer News


Rangers have loaned Bayern Munich midfielder Malik Tillman, with an option to buy.

A deal for the 20-year-old was announced on Friday and he becomes Rangers’ fifth summer signing.

Coach Giovanni van Bronckhorst said: “He is an exciting young talent who will add even more to our attacking options and myself and the coaching staff look forward to working with him.”

Tillman made his United States debut last month after breaking through at Bayern Munich

Tillman was a key target for manager Van Bronckhorst as Rangers prepare for the new Scottish Premiership season, which begins July 30, and Champions League playoffs early next month.

Bayern Munich are reportedly keen to have a buyout option included in the deal.

Tillman was born in Germany but opted to play for the United States and made his international debut last month.

Rangers have already welcomed Rabbi Matondo, Tom Lawrence, Antonio Colak and John Souttar to the club this summer.

Brighton and Ajax in talks over Bassey from Rangers

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Rangers should demand at least £25m fee for Calvin Bassey, says ex-midfielder Chris Burke

Meanwhile, Brighton and Ajax have held initial talks over a deal to sign Rangers’ much-loved Calvin Bassey.

The versatile defender is also attracting interest from Serie A and the Bundesliga with at least seven teams following the 22-year-old.

Sky Sports News reported in May that Bassey was also a target for former Gers boss Steven Gerrard, now at Aston Villa.

It is understood Ajax head coach Alfred Schreuder spoke to Bassey on the phone and was impressed with the Dutch club preparing an official offer as they seek to replace Lisandro Martinez who is set to join Manchester United.

Rangers are relaxed over interest in the Nigeria international and will not take any offers unless they exceed £20m, with a source suggesting any deal could have to improve Scotland’s all-time record of £25million when Kieran Tierney joined Arsenal from Celtic.

If Bassey – who joined Leicester City for just £230,000 two years ago – left this summer, Rangers would smash their club-record transfer fee for a second consecutive season.

It would follow academy graduate Nathan Patterson’s move to Everton in January for £16m as the club moves towards full financial sustainability through its player swap model – a key part of the club’s strategy. Rangers Board of Directors.

Although Bassey is believed to be settled at Rangers, he is said to be open to further talks with Ajax and Brighton.

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Bassey’s defensive partner Connor Goldson explains why he decided to stay at Rangers after signing new four-year deal

The defender, who has two years left on his contract, made 50 appearances in all competitions last season and was named in the Europa League Team of the Season following the club’s run to the final.

He also played a key role when Rangers won the Scottish Cup in May, adding to the Scottish Premiership title he won the previous campaign.

With reported interest in Rangers’ other left-back, Borna Barisic, the club are considering adding more defensive options, as well as bolstering their attacking line-up as the club bid for Champions League qualification and reclaim the Scottish Premiership title.


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