Serie A side Bologna are reflecting on whether to allow forward Andreas Skov Olsen to leave on loan, with Glasgow Rangers keen on his signature.
That’s according to Corriere di Bologna, who cover the player’s future following reports on him yesterday.
Gazzetta Dello Sport had reported that Olsen was a target for Rangers, who had initially made a loan offer for him.
That was met with contempt by Bologna, with Walter Sabatini, their director of football, insisting the player would only be leaving permanently for an offer they couldn’t refuse.
The sentiment from all parties was clear; Bologna were not interested in a loan deal, and Rangers would be wise to remember that.
Except, Corriere di Bologna seemingly refute that today and say the club ‘reflects on the possibility of opening up to non-definitive transfer formulas’ in regards to the forward.
It’s explained that Olsen, who moved to the club last summer in a €6m deal, is still highly regarded despite having something of a disappointing year.
That is why Bologna are not all that interested in selling unless there’s a great offer, but a loan could allow them to ‘relaunch’ the youngster’s career and protect the investment they made last year.
They haven’t definitively decided to allow it to happen, but should they do so, there’s a queue of suitors.
Besiktas were the first to show interest, but Olsen isn’t keen on that move. Copenhagen then showed interest in taking him to Denmark, proposing a loan deal, the same as Rangers.
The latest to show interest are Real Sociedad, who, like the others, are only interested in a temporary deal.
Bologna, therefore, are waiting and working out what will be best for all parties.
They rate Olsen but have also signed Emanuel Vignato to play in the same position, meaning there will be increased competition for him.
A loan then could make sense, and it is something they are considering, giving hope to Ranger when there was none yesterday.