By Graeme Hanna

16th May, 2023 | 1:10pm

Rangers transfer news as Malik Tillman talks set within days

Malik Tillman has left the door open to come back to Rangers, as he returned to Glasgow to pick up his PFA Young Player of the Year award, as reported by the Rangers Review.

The German-American stated that the situation is “completely open” as he prepares to plot his future with Michael Beale and Bayern Munich, before coming to his own decision.

A transfer in the region of £5 million is on the cards, following his successful loan spell from the Bavarian giants which was cut short by a hamstring injury in the Scottish Cup semi-final against Celtic.

Tillman’s comments were very intriguing and interesting, as much as he was unlikely to firmly refute his Ibrox chance, this week.

“I had a great time here and it might not be the end so we will see what’s going to happen in the summer, I don’t know,” he said.

“It’s 50-50. It’s up to Rangers, up to Bayern, and up to me so it’s completely open.

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“I’m going to speak to Michael Beale in the next couple of days and see what he’s saying, see what Bayern are saying, and then I will decide.”

Pivotal decision

The mood music so far has suggested that Tillman will not be coming back to the rough and tumble of the Scottish Premiership, as he is said to prefer another option.

A breakthrough at the Allianz Stadium appears unlikely at this stage so it could be another loan spell next term, perhaps at a Top Five league club, in the next stage of his promising career.

The 20-year-old displayed his significant ability at Ibrox in what was his first full season of top-team football but what happens next is still up in the air.

A £5 million outlay would be a significant chunk of Beale’s budget for the upcoming rebuild in what will be a pivotal decision for the Gers boss.

Ultimately, it will be taken out of his hands the call is one for the player to make in the coming weeks on where he will be plying his trade next season.

In other Rangers news, the chase is on for a new goalkeeper target amid a roadblock on the proposed Jack Butland deal, according to this report.