Rangers are set to announce the signing of Nigerian striker Cyriel Dessers as their sixth summer acquisition. The 28-year-old has undergone a medical ahead of his £4.5 million move from Cremonese, with reports suggesting he will sign a four-year contract.
Assuming there are no issues with the medical or any unexpected delays, Dessers will be officially unveiled as a Rangers player in the coming days. This follows the recent signing of Sam Lammers from Atalanta for £3.5 million, as manager Michael Beale continues to reshape his attacking options.
Negotiations between Rangers and Cremonese were initially slow due to the Italian club placing a £7 million price tag on Dessers. However, progress was made last week, paving the way for him to join fellow new signings Lammers, Kieran Dowell, Dujon Sterling, Jack Butland, and Abdallah Sima at Ibrox.
Beale is also said to have an ongoing interest in Brazilian forward Danilo after Feyenoord rejected an opening offer. Other potential targets include Nottingham Forest center back Jonathan Panzo and Los Angeles FC midfielder Jose Cifuentes.
In addition to bringing in new players, Rangers are looking to trim their squad size in order to run with a tighter group next season. Players such as Glen Kamara, Ianis Hagi, Antonio Colak, and Scott Wright could potentially leave if suitable offers come in during this transfer window. The team resumed pre-season preparations on Friday and will soon head to Germany for a training camp before facing Newcastle United in a friendly match at Ibrox on July 18.