Rangers star Leon Balogun has admitted he thinks there is ‘something big in the air’ as they gear up for a Europa League final clash with Eintracht Frankfurt.

Rangers are set to face the German side in the final in Sevilla next week after securing their progression with a stunning win over RB Leipzig in the semi-finals.

Giovani van Bronckhorst’s side have enjoyed a super run on their way to the final two, beating Leipzig but also the likes of Braga and, most notably, Borussia Dortmund.

They will come up against an Eintracht side they are more than capable of beating, although the Germans will head to Spain in confident mood themselves after seeing off Barcelona over two legs.

Balogun, though, believes fate could be aligning for him and his side to pull off something special.

“We all feel that something big is in the air,” he told SportBILD.

“I recently met a lot of Rangers fans in the city who had already booked their tickets for the final before the semi-final – that was very clever.

“It will be a colourful mix in the stadium, with two fan cultures meeting. I’m expecting a slight overweighting on our side as far as the soundscape is concerned. But I also know how passionate the Frankfurt fans are.”

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Winning the Europa League could be a glorious swansong for Balogun, whose contract with Rangers is set to expire this summer.

He’s been a mainstay in the side since arriving at Ibrox on a free transfer from Wigan in 2020, making 62 appearances in all competitions and playing a key role in their Scottish Premiership success last year.

The club do have a one-year option in that contract, and the defender has hinted it could be taken up.

“My time here is definitely the best of my career,” he added.

“What I’m experiencing here is really sensational. For me, the journey can go on. Hopefully, there will be news soon.”