By Pranav Shahaney

12th Jan, 2022 | 12:29pm

Cedric Itten set for Rangers return after call with Giovanni van Bronckhorst

Rangers are set to welcome back the services of striker Cedric Itten, cutting his loan spell short at Greuther Furth, according to German media outlet Kicker.

The report claims that he is set to return to Ibrox with immediate effect, with Gers exercising the recall option in his contract.

According to Athletic’s Jordan Campbell, Giovanni van Bronckhorst specially called him to discuss this and the 25-year-old is understood to be keen on returning to Glasgow.

Via his personal Twitter account, he wrote, “Further to the report in Kicker, Cedric Itten is on his way back to Rangers after they activated his recall clause.

“The Swiss striker scored 2 goals in 12 games on loan at Greuther Furth but after a call with Van Bronckhorst to discuss he will now provide another forward option.”

Good move?

There are mixed feelings about Itten’s decision to return and the club wanting to bring him back.

The main reason for him to be sent out on loan was to ensure he gets some first-team experience and scores goals.

He hasn’t found the best of form for the Bundesliga side and there is little to suggest that he would back in Scotland.

He does give GvB another body in the final third, but we do not envisage him getting more playing time than he did in Germany.

For him, it would’ve been better if he stayed until the end of the season and then saw where his future would’ve taken him.

There are plenty of reservations, as things stand, and only time will tell whether or not this was the right move.

In other Rangers news, the club have been handed a transfer boost as an English club have dropped out of the race to sign an ‘Incredible’ defender