Rangers interested in 23-year-old midfield ace available on a free transfer

Share

Rangers interested in signing Salih Ozcan on a free transfer

According to German magazine Kicker (h/t Glasgow Live), Scottish champions Rangers are lining up a move for 1.FC Koln midfielder Salih Ozcan, who is set to become a free agent this summer.

Ozcan started out at the SC West Koln youth setup before signing for the 1.FC Koln academy in 2007. The 23-year-old has since risen through the ranks at the club, representing them across various age groups while also enjoying a stint with their second team before making his senior debut in 2016.

Ozcan has since been fairly regular in the first-team at Koln, although he did spend the 2019/20 season out on loan at Holstein Kiel, where he shone brightly, scoring five goals and setting up seven in 29 games. (h/t Transfermarkt)

Salih Ozcan will be a free agent this summer

Upon returning to Koln last summer, Ozcan became a constant fixture in the midfield, racking up 32 appearances across all competitions, in which he managed to score one goal and assist two more, as the Billygoats just about avoided relegation by winning the playoffs.

Ozcan, though, could be on his way out this summer as his contract with Koln runs out at the end of this month. And, this has seemingly alerted Rangers, who are now looking to swoop in on the 23-year-old and get him signed up on a Bosman move. (h/t Glasgow Live)

Rangers, as things stand, have a well-stocked midfield unit. However, veteran star Steven Davis turned 36 earlier this year and will need his game time to be managed. In addition, fellow midfield mainstay Glen Kamara is attracting serious interest from the Premier League. Should he leave, Ozcan is being lined up as a replacement for the Finnish international. (h/t Glasgow Live)

Glen Kamara in action for Rangers. (Getty Images)

Also Read:

Ozcan, who is a 13-time capped German U-21 international, is a promising talent with his best years ahead of him. A move for him would, thus, bode well for Rangers, considering that he is not going to cost anything in transfer fee and would be a readymade replacement for Kamara should he depart Ibrox.

Raghavendra Goudar

Mechanical Engineer, avid reader and a football fanatic.

Published by
Raghavendra Goudar

Recent Posts

Will Arsenal Achieve European Football this Season?

Fresh on the mind of every Arsenal fan this season is the question of European…

10 hours ago

Why the Premier League Is the Toughest

If you’ve been around football for long enough, you’ll have heard someone say: “The Premier…

4 days ago

Champions League Predictions for Wednesday night: Messi and Liverpool clash in spotlight

While Cristiano Ronaldo's second Champions League debut for Manchester United highlighted Tuesday's Champions League action,…

6 days ago

Who Are the Best Players to Ever Play for Ireland’s National Team?

The Ireland international football team may not be in a great place right now and…

2 weeks ago

Memphis Depay 2021 – Net Worth, Salary, Contract, Tattoos, Girlfriend, Cars and more

Memphis Depay 2021 - Net Worth, Salary, Contract, Tattoos, Girlfriend, Cars and more Memphis Depay…

2 weeks ago

Top 10 Best Football Players of All Time

Top 10 Best Football Players of All Time Football is the most popular sport known…

2 weeks ago