Rangers move for Nicolas Raskin on the verge of collapse

Rangers are set to miss the signing of Standard Liege midfielder Nicolas Raskin with an unlikely move, according to Bob Faesen.

The Light Blues were hoping to negotiate down the Belgian club’s asking price of £4.6million, as reported The 4th official, August 28, when the 21-year-old player has only one year left on his contract at Stade Maurice Dufrasne.

The 4th official also reported on August 28 that the Belgian is interested in a move to Ibrox but this latest news gives the impression that the two clubs haven’t agreed on a price.

“Nicolas Raskin will not be moving to Rangers FC this summer,” Faesen, a reporter for HLN Sport, said via his personal Twitter account. “At the moment, the midfielder seems to stay in Liège.”

The 21-year-old has already played several games for Liege this season to suggest formerly Celtic manager Ronny Deila is unwilling to let him go with just four days to go.


When Giovanni van Bronckhorst looks at his team, he should be very happy that he doesn’t need any more additions unless they significantly improve a position.

Malik Tillman, Antonio Colak and Tom Lawrence all arrived in Glasgow and started racing while John Souttar and Ben Davies settled in and fought for the place alongside Connor Goldson.

Rabbi Matondo and Ridvan Yilmaz may be a bit further behind the rest of the summer signings, but having only lost last season’s Joe Aribo and Calvin Bassey, the team is certainly better off.

Raskin would need to be a true world-class talent to step into Rangers and start straight away with so many different midfield options already available to the club.

And if he’s still at Standard Liege at 21, he’s probably not that good and not worth avoiding if he’s costing over £2m right now.

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