By George Overhill

20th Nov, 2022 | 9:40am

Nicolas Raskin agent responds to potential Rangers signing as contract ticks down

Nicolas Raskins’ agent has responded to the ongoing links between the midfielder and a move to Rangers following interest in the summer window.

The 21-year-old was believed to be in favour of a move to Ibrox before deadline day, and there may have even been discussions between the Gers and Standard Liege over reducing the fee.

But with the Belgian approaching the final six months of his deal in the Jupiler Pro League and yet to agree an extension, he agency has insisted they have no knowledge of ongoing Rangers interest since the summer.

A spokesman for the player’s management company told the Scottish Daily Express: “There was interest in the summer from Rangers. We knew about that but nothing happened. As far as we are aware it ended last summer and there has not been any interest at this point.

“We have not been told of anything coming from Rangers in January.

“Of course, it is well known that Nicolas is out of contract next summer and there are many clubs who are alert to that fact. We have not begun any talks with Standard on a new contract.”

Let down?

The season has taken a dramatic downturn in the past couple of months and the midfield has looked like one of the areas crying out for help.

Raskin appears to fit squarely in the bracket of player that the club have gone after of late, with his age a positive for potential re-sale value.

And with his contract running down he is surely going to be available cheaply in January if the Light Blues don’t want to take their chances on offering the best deal for a free transfer.

It would be odd, given that the agents have acknowledged the Bears’ presence as an interested party previously, if the club weren’t at least investigating the prospect of a deal, given how the price will have dropped and the potential for lining up a pre-contract agreement.

The policy of bringing in younger players in the summer window hasn’t largely paid off so far, as the arrivals have underwhelmed as a whole, although injuries have played a major part in that.

If Raskin wanted a move to Glasgow in the summer then he is likely to at least have some interest now, so surely Ross Wilson has an obligation to get in touch to see whether he would be interested in signing at the end of his current contract.

And with the lack of talks between the player and Standard it suggests he is on the way out there.

In other Rangers news, the club can now save £15million and lock up a key replacement with Gers links within weeks.