Ronny Deila urges Nicolas Raskin to make future decision amid Rangers link
Ronny Deila has suggested that the situation of Nicolas Raskin is complicated as Rangers reportedly eye move to sign him this summer.
According to Bob Faesen, a journalist working for HLN Sports [Friday; 26 August], the Belgian midfielder wants to leave the club, and the Gers have now opened exploratory talks to sign the 21-year-old.
The Ibrox club have extra cash to make more signings after they secured their passage to the group stages of the Champions League by beating PSV Eindhoven.
“At the moment, Nicolas is thinking a lot about his future. He’s a boy who has charisma and personality. But his situation is complicated for him and for us, given the expiry of his contract in June 2023,” said Deila, as quoted by The Daily Record.
“To be honest, a 21-year-old player should not have to find himself in this situation. We are talking to him and he is honest with us about his position. He needs to make a decision about his future and we need that too.”
Get it done
The Bears have done some very good business this summer, but they can afford to buy one or two players before the end of the transfer window.
While they’re choc-a-bloc with talented midfielders, there is no harm bolstering that department if Glen Kamara makes a late exit.
Likewise, the future of Alfredo Morelos is also in doubt, after he was left out of the squad for the crucial Champions League game.
Van Bronckhorst is not happy with his fitness, and his contract situation is far from ideal as well.
Rangers are pitted in a strong group, where they face the likes of Ajax, Liverpool and Napoli, and squad depth will be key. Raskin is a talented young player, and the Bears appear to be keen on him.
The situation is not ideal for Standard and Deila, and he wants the player’s future to be sorted, one way or the other. Thus Rangers have a good chance here to complete his signature.
In other Rangers news, Ross Wilson now has names lined up just in case Alfredo Morelos seals his exit this summer