Rangers appear to finally be closing in on a deal for Brazilian Feyenoord striker Danilo – according to RangersNews.uk, he has recently been left out of the Dutch outfit’s squad on their pre-season friendly tour.
Rangers boss Michael Beale appears confident that the transfer can be completed in due time. Despite this, he has urged Light Blues fans to be ‘patient’ regarding the move.
In an interview with the Daily Record, Beale said: “I’d say you just need to be patient until after the weekend, and not listen to the size of the fee or the size of the salary.
“But if you stay patient, then I’m hoping there’ll be some good news at the start of next week for everybody.”
How will Danilo improve the Rangers squad?
With the loss of Alfredo Morelos in the summer transfer window, Rangers are in need of a star striker – the Columbian found the back of the net 78 times in 178 games for the Light Blues.
Danilo should be able to fill Morelos’ shoes quite adequately. While they aren’t mirror images of one another, both in appearance and playing style, the Brazilian will be a good replacement.
Danilo does not possess Morelos’ bullish work rate and formidable strength on the ball, but he is arguably the more technically proficient of the two.
How does Danilo compare to the other Gers strikers in the squad?
Rangers currently have 4 strikers signed to the club – Sam Lammers, Cyriel Dessers, Fashion Sakala and Kemar Roofe.
Adding a fifth into the mix may seem excessive – but Danilo carries with him an x-factor that the other 4 do not have.
He likes to drop in deep and collect the ball, then burst forward with it and create chances for his teammates. He isn’t the highest-scoring forward in the world – netting just 10 goals in 34 games for Feyenoord – but this isn’t why he would be in the team.
He would work very well in a striker partnership. Given the amount of forwards that Michael Beale currently has in his squad, it would make perfect sense for him to line up the Gers with two up top next season.