Journalist Chris Jack has asserted that it would require a substantial offer for the club to entertain any bids in the closing stages of the January transfer window.
According to Jack’s report on The Rangers Review, the possibility of a deal for Dessers might have been considered earlier in the window. Still, at this late stage, it has become increasingly challenging for the club to sanction such a move, despite reported interest from teams in Serie A [source: Gianluca Di Marzio, 30 January].
In an interview with The Rangers Review on January 31st, Jack explained the club’s perspective, stating, “If this had been earlier in the window, if it had been a week or 10 days into it, I think it would have been a different conversation for Rangers. I think they’d have looked at whatever package was potentially on the table.”
Jack emphasized the timing challenges, stating, “Right now, with 36 hours left or whatever it is, it becomes very, very difficult for Rangers. It has gone slightly quiet in terms of striker links over the last couple of days, and I would be surprised. Unless it’s silly money on the table for Dessers or for anyone, I don’t see Rangers doing that much.”
Furthermore, Jack hinted at the possibility of future discussions with the Nigerian international striker in the summer to assess his long-term stance at Ibrox. The journalist raised questions about Dessers’ contributions to the team, stating, “Come the summer, there’s a conversation to be had around Dessers. Has he contributed enough, has he justified the outlay, has he been part of a successful Rangers team?”
Jack concluded by expressing skepticism about any imminent transfers, stating, “He’s one of the guys whose future is going to be very much up for debate at the end of the season, but with a couple of days to go in the window, I don’t think Rangers can afford to do it.”
As the January transfer window inches closer to its conclusion, the fate of Cyriel Dessers at Rangers remains uncertain, with the club seemingly cautious about making any significant moves at this time.