By Joe Ellis

23rd Jan, 2022 | 5:38pm

Haaland injury could rule him out of Rangers Europa League tie

Rangers may have been given the biggest boost they could have possibly received ahead of next month’s Europa League knockout games against Borussia Dortmund.

Erling Haaland is the main man at the Signal Iduna Park but he limped off during BVB’s Bundesliga triumph over Hoffenheim having scored the opening goal.

The Norwegian goal machine was brought off with a muscle complaint and they now have an anxious wait to see how bad the injury is.

“He felt something in his adductor. We have to wait and see,” Dortmund manager Marco Rose said, as quoted by the Daily Record.

“I can’t say anything about Erling yet. We need to examine him first.”

Big chance

This could be the big break Rangers and Giovanni van Bronckhorst needed ahead of their knockout game.

Haaland is a superstar and he is surely destined for a move to one of the world’s biggest clubs in the summer.

So to not have him leading the line as he has done all season is an enormous problem for Dortmund given he has scored more than a goal a game since he joined the German side from RB Salzburg.

Take Haaland out of the equation, and Rangers and Borussia Dortmund are not too dissimilar in ability and on the night, with the rowdy Ibrox crowd behind them, the Light Blues could spring a surprise.

Any result they can get from the away trip to Germany will be a huge advantage for van Bronckhorst’s side and if Haaland is unavailable, then there could be a huge European upset on the cards.

In other Rangers news, a BBC pundit believes he knows the exact figure Rangers need to pay in order to sign John Souttar this month.