Ross Wilson must jet out to Belgium now to seal Rangers transfer for Nicolas Raskin
If Rangers wish to complete the signing of Standard Liege midfielder Nicolas Raskin, Ross Wilson must fly out to Belgium as soon as possible and broker a deal with the club.
According to HLM, [20 January] the Gers have agreed on personal terms for the 21-year-old, with an agreement with the Belgian club all that stands between the move being completed.
And with fellow Belgian clubs RC Genk and Royal Antwerp registering sustained interest in the Liege player [HLM, 20 January], Wilson must act quickly in order to avoid getting his pocket picked by a rival club.
Raskin is highly rated in his homeland and would suit the long-term project that Michael Beale is trying to instil at Ibrox. The signing of Todd Cantwell is evidence he is trying to bring fresh legs into the squad and is eager to add youth to his first team.
If Beale and Wilson are serious about their interest in the midfielder, what is stopping them from flying out to agree on the payment that will release him from his contract at Standard Liege?
Raskin is an extremely versatile midfielder who can operate in any midfield position he needs to play in. His flexibility could prove extremely useful to Beale in the middle of the park – an area which has looked a little uninspired and leggy so far this campaign.
If the Gers are to fight for silverware on numerous fronts in the coming season, signings such as Raskin are a must. He is a young, exciting and progressive footballer who could, alongside Cantwell, reinvent Rangers’ midfield.
The complicated part of the agreement between the player and Rangers is complete, and Wilson should be able to strike a deal with Liege if he agrees to dig into his pockets and cough up the necessary fee.
With the January transfer window drawing ever closer to its deadline, the Gers don’t want this transfer pursuit to drag out and end up a damp squib.