BBC journalist Fraser Fletcher has revealed that Glasgow Rangers have now made an offer to take Erik Botheim to Ibrox this summer.
The Lowdown: Goal poacher
Botheim built up a reputation of being a little bit of a goal poacher from his time at Bodo/Glimt last season, where managed a goal every two games in Norway’s top flight.
In the UEFA Europa Conference League, he scored four goals and made four assists in six matches, including five goal contributions in a 6-1 thrashing of Jose Mourinho’s AS Roma (Transfermarkt) – he certainly knows where the back of the net is.
Signing for Russian club Krasnodar in the January transfer window, Botheim is now set to leave after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
The Latest: Offer made
Taking to Twitter, Fletcher has revealed that Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s team, among a number of other sides, have now made an offer to try and sign Botheim:
“Latest – Offers are now on the table for Erik Botheim. I’m told Marseille keen and pushing hard. Offers from all over Europe alongside Rangers. A much wanted man. Choice now rests with him. Clubs await news of the striker’s decision.”
The Verdict: Sign
Should Rangers sign Botheim?
Thus, bringing in Botheim as another striking option would seem a smart piece of business, as he could then provide cover and competition ahead of what looks to be another busy campaign.
The Light Blues will no doubt want another crack at Europe, and the 22-year-old has already shown what he can do on the big stage.
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