The prospect of signing Danish winger Andreas Skov Olsen seemed a very realistic proposition just a matter of days ago before an official media partner of Rangers revealed that no offer had yet been made to the Bologna player.
Nothing in the Skov Olsen rumours. Rangers haven’t submitted a bid.
— Heart & Hand Podcast (@ibroxrocks) January 5, 2022
Now, ever the optimist, this doesn’t mean that we aren’t interested and, according to Inside Futbol, the 22-year old international is fully informed about who is keeping an eye on his situation but has decided to leave it to the last minute, rather than rushing into any decisions:
“According to information relayed by Danish daily BT’s Transfervinduet podcast, the 22-year-old will only take a decision on his future at the end of this month.
“The winger is aware of interest in his services and wants to evaluate all his options before deciding whether to stay at Bologna or join an interested party in this window.
“In addition to Rangers, Danish side FC Copenhagen, along with other clubs from the country, and German outfit Hertha Berlin are also credited with interest in Skov Olsen.”
A bid of around £5million was rumoured this week which would be a bargain for a forward of Olsen’s calibre and experience, his numbers maybe haven’t been great in Serie A but, the devil is in the detail.
He has been utilised mainly as a right wing-back on the opposite side to Aaron Hickey but he has always played in a front three or on the right of a three man attack behind a central forward, that Bologna are eyeing up Calvin Ramsay suggests that he might not have to play there for long though.
Even at the suggested fee there is still plenty of room to make a profit, his form in Denmark as a teenager and for his country back that up, the step to one of the most competitive leagues in Europe has maybe come too early in his career, what he really needs is to be playing in a team that plays a 4-2-3-1 formation and gives him plenty of ball…