“The pace is fast in the Bundesliga, it suits my style of play and I didn’t have to think long about the offer.”
Dutch international claims he could have moved to Rangers this summer
Rangers went into the international break last week with a near-perfect start to the season behind them.
Steven Gerrard has managed to bring in most of the players he wanted and that has seen his side sitting top in September.
One player Rangers didn’t get their hands on was Guus Til, with the Dutch international attacker admitting he decided to move elsewhere.
The midfielder eventually moved to Freiburg on loan, rejecting the chance to move to Ibrox after a failed spell at Spartak Moscow.
“I could also have gone to PSV Eindhoven, Feyenoord and Rangers, but I think the Bundesliga is the best of all competitions for me and I look forward to playing in it,” he told Glasgow Live.
Have Rangers really missed out?
Til might have caused heads to turn because of his previous price tag – he signed for Spartak Moscow from AZ Alkmaar last summer for a fee of £14.4m.
However, that doesn’t tell the full story.
Til saw his career hit a landslide after moving to Russia, and that translated to his performances on the pitch.
The 23-year-old made 21 appearances in all competitions last season and only managed to score twice – averaging a goal every 593 minutes.
As a point of reference, Ryan Kent, who didn’t have his best season at Ibrox last year, still managed a strike every 323 minutes.
Til was in his best form with AZ Alkmaar and he will hope that this loan move will give him a chance to reignite his career.
However, it’s difficult to see where he would have fitted in at Ibrox.
With Ianis Hagi and Joe Aribo both starting the season in great form with alongside Kent, it makes it impossible to see where Til would have played.
The 22-year-old hasn’t exactly impressed this term either.
So far in 2020/21, he has yet to register a single shot, dribble, cross, or interception over the course of three substitute appearances, as per Wyscout.
Even his pass completion rate of 83.6% is 6% lower than Aribo’s.
All things considered, the Gers probably haven’t missed out on too much of a coup here.
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