After losing Joe Aribo, Rangers have been in desperate need to replace their star man and look to have done so by bringing in 20-year-old Bayern youngster Tillman on loan for the season.
However, despite not yet making a competitive appearance for the Gers, Vickers believes the Scottish giants could already be making plans to bring the young American in on a permanent deal next summer as they continue their rebuild under Giovanni van Bronckhorst.
During a discussion around the first-team chances of fellow youngster Alex Lowry, Vickers told Rangers Review: “Tillman’s arrival is an interesting one, because Tillman’s obviously of a similar age and he’s also only on loan for a season, and I imagine Rangers have long-term plans with Tillman as well, in terms of buying him permanently next summer.”
TIF Thoughts on Tillman to Rangers…
While Tillman barely featured for the Bayern first team last season – making just seven appearances in all competitions – he did shine for their youth side in the Regionalliga Bayern, making 15 appearances, racking up four goals and four assists.
The SPFL could be a great platform for the player to make his mark in football and gain some experience before either making a move back to the German giants, or – as apparently planned – continuing to play for Rangers on a permanent basis.
The 20-year-old already has international experience with the United States, and getting consistent football for a side like Rangers, who will also be playing on the European stage, could vastly improve his talents. Rangers could be on to a winner here.
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