By Doug Ward

10th Jul, 2022 | 2:10pm

Rangers miss out on Angelo Fulgini as two lowball bids rejected, he's headed to Mainz in Germany

Rangers look set to miss out on Angers attacker Angelo Fulgini with the Frenchman headed towards a move to Mainz, according to L’Ouest France.

The French newspaper reported on Sunday morning (10 July) that Fulgini, 25, is expected to join the Bundesliga club for a fee worth £5.9million despite the Gers showing a stronger interest in the No 10.

It is understood that Rangers have tabled two bids for Fulgini but both of them have failed to match the £5.9million figure demanded by Angers president Saïd Chabane.

Lille also reportedly wanted Fulgini but the former France Under-21 international wanted to move abroad.

Big blow

Rangers have messed about by offering lowball bids and, as a result, look set to miss out on signing Fulgini.

Of course, Mainz could still be blown out of the water if the Gers come in with a new offer for the Ivory Coast-born Frenchman.

But it doesn’t seem as though that’ll be the case with l’Ouest France seemingly convinced that the attacking midfielder is on his way to Germany to join Mainz.

With Joe Aribo gone, the Gers need a new player to replace him.

Fulgini could play as a central midfielder or a centre-forward as well as his preferred number 10 role in the attacking midfield area.

Last season, the former Valenciennes star scored five goals and supplied four assists in 36 Ligue 1 appearances for Angers.

One of those goals came against Paris Saint-Germain although the game unfortunately ended in a 2-1 defeat at Parc des Prince for Angers.

It’ll be back to the drawing board for Ross Wilson if he has no hope at all in signing Fulgini.

But with the money made from selling Aribo, there should be more options available now.

In other Rangers news, the Gers are joined by some of Europe’s elite in the race to sign this £10million-rated wonderkid.