By Graeme Hanna

30th May, 2023 | 2:10pm

Rangers transfer news as Malik Tillman move in limbo after Bayern Munich crisis

Rangers will be paying attention to what is happening regarding Malik Tillman at Bayern Munich with the club “plunged into crisis” despite retaining their Bundesliga title last weekend, as reported by the Daily Record.

Bayern triumphed after Borussia Dortmund spurned their chance to be crowned champions as they could only draw at home, with Mainz.

The Bavarians secured the crown, on goal difference, after their 2-1 win at Cologne but it wasn’t enough to save their transfer guru Hasan Salihamidzic or chief executive, Oliver Kahn.

The Record report detailed the upheaval in Bavaria that could change the prospects for Tillman, after his impressive loan spell at Ibrox.

“Wanted Malik Tillman could be facing potential limbo over a permanent transfer to Rangers after Bayern Munich axed sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic,” it said.

“Rangers boss Michael Beale stated before the final weekend of the Scottish Premiership that the Light Blues would hold a conversation with Bayern after the final weekend of Bundesliga action over whether or not he will remain in blue going into next season.

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“However, since then the club has been plunged into a crisis with the club’s sporting director being axed despite claiming the league title.”


On the face of it, the departure of the senior duo at Bayern is not likely to have an immediate impact on Tillman.

Head coach Thomas Tuchel will have his own ideas on the players he wants to strengthen the squad for the challenges at home and in Europe, and when you consider that they are being linked with a move for West Ham’s Declan Rice in the region of £100million, it speaks volumes on the level they are operating at.

Beyond that, however, Salihamidzic had previously talked up the credentials of the USA international and the player will have lost an ally.

Crucially, it will come down to what he wants to do. Tillman will have the final call on where he sees his future and whilst the door appears to be open to return to Glasgow, another loan move, to a top-five league this time around seems to be the most likely outcome.

In other Rangers news, a confirmed two-year contract has been signed as the club makes an announcement.