By Doug Ward

14th Jan, 2022 | 7:10pm

Rangers ready to bid £5m to sign Bologna winger Andreas Skov Olsen

Rangers are ready to table a bid worth £5million for Bologna winger Andreas Skov Olsen, according to Gazzetta Dello Sport.

The Italian newspaper reported via their print edition on Friday [14 January, page 18] that the Gers are plotting a move to sign the 22-year-old Denmark international.

Heart & Hand podcast founder David Edgar reported on 5 January that no bid had been tabled for Skov Olsen but based on this latest update on Italy, an offer is on its way to Bologna.

Get him in

Giovanni van Bronckhorst has already made one signing this month with USA midfielder James Sands arriving from New York City.

John Souttar looks set to agree a pre-contract deal ahead of the summer – and will hopefully sign properly this month – based on an update by Sky Sports on Friday but Gio’s business shouldn’t finish there.

He inherited a squad in November that lacks options on the right-wing.

Ianis Hagi and Fashion Sakala are not natural wingers, yet Skov Olsen is someone who’s a natural in that role and also someone who really impresses us.

The Dane has struggled to earn regular starts in Italy this season.

He’s made the Bologna starting line-up just six times in Serie A, earning an extra 11 appearances from the bench.

On 5 January, Islington Gazette reporter Josh Bunting said that if Rangers signed Skov Olsen from Bologna, it would be “groundbreaking for Scottish football“.

And it probably would be too because Skov Olsen isn’t a player who the Gers would be able to dream of signing a few years ago.

It remains to be seen if a £5million bid will be enough with Gazzetta suggesting it might not be, but that kind of money isn’t spent by the Ibrox giants on a regular basis.

Nathan Patterson’s move to Everton has helped boost the bank balance in Govan and we’d happily see some of it go towards landing Skov Olsen.

In other Rangers news, this pundit suggests there’s been a major bust-up at Ibrox after news broke in the last 48 hours.