The club have shifted their focus to South Korean midfielder In-Beom Hwang as they look to bolster their squad ahead of the new season.
After failing to secure the services of Panathinaikos ace Dimitris Kourbelis, Rangers have now turned their attention to Olympiacos midfielder In-Beom Hwang.
The 26-year-old South Korean international has emerged as a top transfer target for the Scottish club as they look to strengthen their midfield ahead of the new season.
Hwang has been closely monitored by Rangers scouts over the past season and the club’s officials have been hugely impressed by his commanding displays in midfield for the Greek champions.
The South Korean has proven to be an integral member of Olympiacos, making 33 appearances across all competitions and contributing 4 goals and 4 assists.
His current contract runs until 2025, having joined the club from Rubin Kazan just last summer.
The success of Asian players in the Scottish Premiership, especially at Celtic, has prompted Rangers to explore the option of signing quality players from the continent.
Hwang’s experience of playing in Europe and his proven pedigree at the international level – he has over 40 caps for South Korea – make him an exciting prospect.
While Olympiacos will likely demand a sizeable transfer fee for the midfielder, Rangers believe he could be a valuable addition to their squad and the ideal replacement for the departed Ross McCrorie.
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With the new season looming, Rangers are keen to wrap up a deal for In-Beom Hwang quickly. The midfield dynamo could well emerge as one of the signings of the season should a transfer materialize in the coming weeks.
Having missed out on their primary target in Kourbelis, the capture of Hwang could turn out to be a blessing in disguise for the Scottish giants.