Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s Rangers are one of several clubs to have scouted Anderlecht’s clash with Charleroi.
That’s according to Le Soir, who put Rangers alongside the likes of Ajax, Manchester United, Dortmund, Inter Milan, and Everton to have sent someone to watch the game.
The newspaper explains that the ‘many clubs’ had ‘delegated’ a scout to watch the game, which Anderlecht ended up winning 3-1. This follows on from several reports around Belgium stating the same, with the high scout attendance earning plenty of interest.
We’ve already covered that, with Everton thought to be watching full-back Sergio Gomez and Southampton likely to be doing the same.
Le Soir make no mention of who Rangers or any of the other clubs were there to watch, just that there was a ‘rain of scouts’ in attendance for the game.
Whoever was the focus of their attention, it’s very likely that Gomez was the man who ended up setting tongues wagging.
He scored two in the game, one of them a penalty, to give his side the victory and continue what’s been an impressive campaign for him so far.
The midfielder turned wing-back has five goals and seven assists since arriving from Borussia Dortmund for £2.03m in the summer.
That form is unlikely to have gone unnoticed, and it seems the scouts are already keeping a close eye on how he’s developing.
Whether Rangers were there to watch him or someone else remains to be seen. Either way, Van Bronckhorst and his Ibrox recruiting team are at work ahead of coming windows.