Breaking News: The left-back, worth cut-price transfer of £6 million, has been linked to Celtic and Rangers as the "next Paulo Maldini."! Who will sign him first? - soocer442
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Breaking News: The left-back, worth cut-price transfer of £6 million, has been linked to Celtic and Rangers as the “next Paulo Maldini.”! Who will sign him first?



There have been rumors circulating in Italy that Old Firm is interested in the talented left-back.

There have been rumors that Rangers are interested in signing a Dutch left-back who has been compared to Paolo Maldini. This comes just a few weeks after the idea of his moving to Celtic was previously brought up.

There are times when Celtic and Rangers are able to acquire a low-cost player who goes on to accomplish tremendous things in the sport of football. Some examples of such players include Gennaro Gattuso, Henrik Larsson, and Virgil van Dijk, among others.

The position and reputation of the two giants of Glaswegian football always allow for top talents to be connected with a move to the second city as a result of their footballing successes. Although there haven’t been many of such in the previous number of years, the standing and reputation of the two giants can always allow for this to happen.


The European market is something that both teams typically dip into in order to uncover possible bargains and raise their value on the local stage. This is because defensive reinforcements are required for both clubs in order for them to improve their standing in European football.

And according to rumors in the Netherlands, Ibrox has emerged as a possible destination for FC Twente left-back Gijs Smal, who has been branded “the new Maldini.” Smal is a defender who represents FC Twente.

There is a possibility that there will be a vacancy in the left-back position, which Smal has been tipped to take over, along with Josh Doig of Verona, who has been touted for a “swap deal” for Ridvan Yilmaz. Smal’s contract expires in the summer, but Borna Barisic is not getting any younger, and the jury is still out on Ridvan Yilmaz.

The nickname “Smaldini” was given to him because of his resemblance to the legendary AC Milan player Paolo. He joined with Twente at the age of 23, and during the previous season, he managed to rack up an impressive ten assists for the team that had previously won the Eredivisie.

It was estimated that he was worth six million pounds during the previous season, but he will depart on a free transfer in the summer. However, if a club is willing to pay a fee this month, they will be able to acquire him early and avoid competition for his signature. Arnold Bruggink, the transfer chief for Twente, has opened up about this possibility.

He made the following statement: “Of course, we would be very thankful if Gijs signed a new contract with us.” But it is necessary for both sides to want that. It is unfortunate that we have to be realistic about that aspect of his future in the future.

Due to Bernabei’s lackluster performance in his first season wearing the green and white shirt, Celtic were rumored to be interested in acquiring him a month ago. However, he would have to compete with Greg Taylor for playing time.

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