View: Rangers and Celtic are the Scottish clubs capable of signing £1.3million-rated Patrick Berg
An unnamed Scottish outfit have been linked with Bodo/Glimt’s Patrick Berg. Could it be Rangers?
Norwegian website VG claims the defensive midfielder is valued at around £1.3million by his club, and only the Ibrox club and Celtic are capable of stumping up such an amount of cash in Scotland.
Berg is also attracting interests from clubs in the Netherlands [VG], and could be sold this summer if suitors meet Bodo/Glimt’s asking price.
Should Rangers go after the 23-year-old, the prospects of playing Champions League football could be too attractive for him to turn them down.
While a defensive midfielder is not necessarily of topmost priority for us this summer, we could do with one as manager Steven Gerrard looks to bolster his squad for next season’s title defence.
Despite his age, Berg has played over 130 games for the Eliteserien side since making his debut in 2014, and we could do with his experience going forward.
The Norway international helped his side win their first-ever top-flight title in 2020, and Rangers need players who know one or two things about winning league titles in their ranks.
According to WhoScored, taking long shots and set-pieces are Berg’s strengths, and those qualities would come in handy at a place like Ibrox.
He made his senior debut for his country this year, and while their failure to qualify for the European Championships has denied us the chance to take a closer look at him, he might have just done enough to convince Rangers’ scouts of his qualities.
We do not know for sure if it is the Light Blues or Celtic that are keen, but this looks like a signing we should be pipping the Hoops to.
In other Rangers news, Ibrox has been listed as a potential destination for Champions League winner.