Rangers: Light Blues given green light to sign Malik Tillman
Glasgow Rangers have been given the green light to complete the permanent signing of Malik Tillman, according to reports in the last 48 hours.
The Lowdown: Beale’s admiration
The United States international arrived in the Scottish Premiership from Bayern Munich on a season-long loan last summer with the option to buy included in his deal.
Michael Beale has already admitted that he would personally love to keep the 20-year-old at Ibrox for many years to come, and it appears that he’s now been handed the chance to do just that.
The Latest: Tillman available to buy
According to Football Insider, Rangers have ‘been told’ by Bayern that they are ‘free to sign’ Tillman on a permanent basis.
The German club are ‘delighted’ by his performances in Glasgow but are ‘not looking’ to integrate him into their own squad.
The Bundesliga giants are happy to reach an ‘early agreement’ through the £6.2m buy option, a fee that is ‘prohibitive’ for Beale’s side.
The Light Blues are therefore ‘yet to indicate’ whether they will take up the chance to retain his services for good.
The Verdict: Get it done…
Tillman has been a revelation ever since joining Rangers so Ross Wilson should definitely act to get this deal over the line ahead of the summer, even if it means spending big.
The Teddy Bears midfielder has so far clocked up 14 goal contributions in 36 outings at Ibrox, where he’s averaging 1.6 shots and 1.4 key passes per league game (WhoScored).
The Nuremberg native has also provided great versatility having operated out wide on both the left and right flanks alongside his natural central position.
Tillman has been hailed an ‘epic talent’ by former Gers boss Giovanni van Bronckhorst and considering the impact he’s made, this is a no-brainer of a switch to complete.