An update has emerged on Glasgow Rangers and their pursuit of a fifth signing of the summer transfer window at Ibrox…
What’s the talk?
Journalist Nabil Djellit has revealed that the Gers have had a bid turned down for central midfielder Adem Zorgane ahead of the 2022/23 campaign.
The reporter Tweeted: “Charleroi was approached by Toulouse and Celtic for Zorgane. But offers deemed insufficient. The middle has extended until 2027. The Belgian club whose relations are good with Paradou is advanced contact to recover Benbouali.”
He then corrected his initial Tweet by stating that the Light Blues made the offer and not the other Glasgow-based outfit, with the Scottish giants keen on the young gem.
Upgrade on Ryan Jack
Ross Wilson must now go back in with a second attempt to snap him up as he has the potential to be an upgrade on one of their current number eights.
The Algerian maestro is a well-rounded central midfielder and his form in the top-flight of Belgian football last season suggests that he would be a better option than Jack in the middle of the park.
In the 2021/21 Pro League campaign, the 22-year-old averaged an excellent SofaScore rating of 7.11 as he scored three goals and assisted eight in 36 outings.
Along with his contributions in the final third, he made 3.1 tackles and interceptions per game as he showcased his quality at both ends of the pitch.
Talent scout Jacek Kulig has claimed that he has a “high ceiling” and once profiled his talent, Tweeting: “Adem Zorgane is an extremely strong and versatile player with some very good technical skills. He can play almost anywhere in midfield – as a deep-lying orchestrator, box-to-box midfielder and even advanced playmaker if needed. One of the most talented players in Algeria.”
Jack, meanwhile, averaged a score of 6.91 in the Premiership and 6.92 in the Europa League across 18 outings for the Light Blues. In that time, he did not score or assist a single goal and made 1.5 tackles and interceptions per match in the Scottish top-flight.
These statistics suggest that Zorgane offers more on and off the ball and is capable of performing to a higher level week-in-week-out, whilst also being available for more games.
Therefore, the £2.5k-per-week gem from Charleroi would be an upgrade on the Scotland international if he is able to adapt to Scottish football, which is why Wilson must not be deterred by this setback and must go back in with another offer.
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