Rangers are interested in making a late move for FC Midtjylland midfielder Evander, according to reports.
The Lowdown: Second opportunity gifted
The 24-year-old had negotiated an exit agreement with the Danish giants and looked all set to link up with Galatasaray, but director of sport Svend Graversen has since revealed that the move has fallen through.
The Scottish Premiership side had also been linked with the maestro earlier in the window, and despite initially missing out, it appears that the Glasgow outfit may now have a strong second chance to secure their target heading into the final 24 hours of the window.
The Latest: Rangers considering Evander deal
According to Daily Record, Evander is ‘on the Ibrox radar’ of Giovanni van Bronckhorst, who is ‘weighing up his options’ before Thursday’s 11pm deadline.
Graversen has admitted that Midtjylland are ‘open to cashing in’ on the Brazilian, who is ‘keen to find a new club’, with Ibrox being touted as the player’s ‘preferred destination’ this summer.
The Verdict: Instead of or alongside Barkley?
Chelsea star Ross Barkley has been linked with a move to Rangers after being released by the Blues, but Evander is the midfielder who GVB might favour given his long-standing interest.
The Rio de Janeiro-born talent, dubbed ‘immense’ by sports journalist Josh Bunting, has netted 49 goals throughout his career and is a versatile individual, having previously been used in all three midfield positions and on both wings.
Would Evander be a better signing than Barkley?
With Rangers having now secured Champions League football, the club should have become even more of an attractive proposition for potential new signings, which could have a huge impact on whether Evander decides to make the switch before 11pm on Thursday.
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