Glasgow Rangers have enjoyed an impressive start to the summer transfer window as they have brought four first-team players to Ibrox so far.
Gio van Bronckhorst and Ross Wilson have snapped up deals for John Souttar, who signed a pre-contract in January, Antonio Colak, Tom Lawrence, and Rabbi Matondo to bolster the squad.
Their business may not be done yet, though, as they continue to be linked with players around the globe, with the window not slamming shut until the end of next month.
Journalist Manuel Veth recently claimed that the Gers are eyeing up a potential loan deal to sign Giovanni Reyna, whose father – Claudio – played for the club, from Borussia Dortmund.
The reporter added that a move is unlikely at this moment in time, but Ross Wilson has around six weeks to convince the German side to sanction the transfer.
If he can tempt them into sending the USA international to Ibrox then Gio van Bronckhorst could have his own version of Brazilian legend Kaka next season.
The official Bundesliga website compared him to the iconic attacking midfielder, stating: “His ability to run at top speed for extended periods, breaking into opposition boxes and scoring goals is more reminiscent of AC Milan and Brazil great, Kaka.”
Being compared to the retired maestro is high praise of Reyna as the Brazilian won the Ballon d’Or, the World Cup, and the Champions League during his career – making over 400 appearances for Real Madrid and Milan combined.
The Dortmund wizard’s former coach Lucien Favre once said that he has “something special” and talent scout Jack Kulig dubbed him a “highly creative” midfielder.
He has scored six goals and provided seven assists in 30 Bundesliga starts, along with four goals in 11 caps for the USA. This is an excellent return for a player playing at the top level as a teenager and shows that he is already capable of making an impact in the final third.
He can, therefore, be a goal-scoring and creative threat for the Gers from an attacking midfield position if he makes the move to Ibrox before the end of the window. This would make him van Bronckhorst’s own version of Kaka – who scored over 100 goals for Italian giants Milan during his career.
Wilson must now work hard to convince Dortmund that a season of playing regular football in Glasgow is the best next step for the £42k-per-week talent.
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