Rangers insider and popular club blogger Four Lads Had a Dream has dropped a major clue regarding the transfer fee the Ibrox side agreed for Bayern star Malik Tillman.
Rangers have signed the United States international on a first loan deal with an option to buy at the end of the season.
After impressing early in his career at Rangers, Ibrox fans are already eager to see the club take on the 20-year-old and ensure his future at Glasgow is secured.
However, there has been some confusion and speculation regarding the cost to Rangers of making any Malik Tillman move permanent.
Now, Four Lads Had a Dream has added to the speculation by responding to a fan who asked about the agreed to purchase option fee on Instagram.
The Rangers insider simply replied with an emoji of a hand holding five fingers, suggesting the fee is £5m or €5m.
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For many Rangers fans, this would represent a cut and given that Bayern retain a vested interest in the player, it underlines the talent that Malik Tillman possesses.
The Bundesliga giants will retain an exclusive buyout clause in any deal to take Malik Tillman to Rangers on a permanent basis, with Bayern believing the player is capable of qualifying in Germany.
It’s a big statement about Tillman’s talents and Rangers manager Ross Wilson has been praised for crafting such a deal for one of Europe’s top talents.
Talk to athleticismFormer Bayern manager Michael Reschke praised Wilson for striking such a “smart” deal.
“Everyone involved in the deal deserves huge compliments. I was surprised by this decision because usually top talent like Malik would go to Austria or another German team and that’s not common for a club. Scottish to make this kind of deal,” Reschke said.
“It’s unusual so I congratulate the scouting system and the sporting director at Rangers on the decision.
“I was very surprised when I read it. I thought, ‘Oh, there’s someone smart out there to do this deal’. It’s a very smart deal.
Malik Tillman has made eight appearances for Rangers this season so far, scoring two goals and providing an assist for Antonio Colak in PSV’s Champions League qualifier.
Meanwhile, a controversial Champions League move from Rangers could fetch up to £9million for the club.