By Daniel Feliciano

9th Mar, 2023 | 11:10am

Rangers want to sign AGF defender Thomas Kristensen as rumours swirl of player jetting into Scotland

Rangers are really interested in signing Danish Under-21 defender Thomas Kristensen from AGF, according to BT journalist Lasse Vøge.

Kristensen has made 20 appearances for the Danish Superliga side this season and has attracted the attention of Michael Beale, with reports from BT’s podcast Transfervinduet (8 March) that a summer transfer could be on the cards.

It’s believed the 21-year-old centre-back has already been to Glasgow to visit the club, and he has also got interest from other foreign league clubs in his services.

Ibrox News contacted BT journalist Lasse Voge for confirmation about what was reported on the podcast, and he confirmed the club’s interest in the player but said talk that the player had been to Scotland was still unconfirmed.

Future planning

Rangers are no doubt going to be involved in a very busy summer transfer window this summer, because the club are likely to let quite a few players go.

The average age of the squad is quite old, and with Connor Goldson now in his 30’s, John Souttar’s injury record being poor and Filip Helander likely to leave the club at the end of his contract in the summer, Kristensen would be an interesting signing.

This is the first season of first-team football for Kristensen however, and it would be a bit of a gamble for the player to come to Scotland and immediately make waves at Ibrox in the Premiership and potentially in Europe too.

But Beale likes working with younger talents and developing them, and with a value that is likely to be relatively low, it could be a shrewd piece of business by the Ibrox hierarchy.

It’s certainly one to keep an eye on for the summer, but it’s unlikely to be a priority deal ahead of more pressing issues.

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