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Rangers: Gers facing Premier League competition for Josh Tymon

Rangers: Gers facing Premier League competition for Josh Tymon -Rangers News

Glasgow Rangers and Giovanni van Bronckhorst are interested in signing Josh Tymon but face competition from England, according to a report from The Mirror.

The lowdown: Bassey replacement?

This interest resurfaces as speculation linking left-back Calvin Bassey with a move to Ajax goes into overdrive, with contact reportedly being established between the 22-year-old and the Dutch Eredivisie champions.

Signed by Stoke City on a free transfer in 2017, Tymon is an academy graduate from the Hull City ranks having made just 14 appearances for his hometown club.

The 23-year-old England youth international has developed impressively since making the switch and has now amassed 87 outings for the Potters, also spending time on loan at MK Dons and more recently FC Famalicão.

The latest: Gers’ interested

As per The Mirror, both Rangers and Leeds United are ‘interested’ in the five-cap England Under 20 starlet.

A journalist for the outlet, David Anderson, wrote in his column that the Glasgow giants would need to pay ‘more than the £5million being quoted’ in order to sign Tymon.

Elsewhere, Van Bronckhorst appears to be edging towards completing a fifth summer signing in the shape of talented Bayern Munich midfielder Malik Tillman on loan (Sky Sports).

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The verdict: Ready-made

Although losing a player of the magnitude of Bassey would be a huge blow to the Gers’ cause ahead of next term, Tymon represents more or less a like-for-like replacement for the Nigeria international when it comes to age, profile and desire to influence matches at both ends of the pitch.

Capable of playing as a central defender, the man recently hailed for an ‘incredible season’ by journalist Sam Egerton predominantly operates as a natural left-back and can also play in more advanced wide areas.

During 2021/22, Tymon scored three times and provided four assists from 49 appearances across all competitions, earning an impressive 6.80 Sofascore rating whilst winning 3.7 duels, completing 1.1 dribbles and making 1.2 key passes per game in the Championship – highlighting remarkable defensive acumen, attacking prowess and all-important durability.

Valued at £1.62million and under contract until 2025 (Transfermarkt), signing the Englishman for a little over the mooted demands would make plenty of sense for the Ibrox hierarchy, particularly upon receipt of the likely healthy Bassey windfall.

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