Cremonese forward Cyriel Dessers undergoing medical at Rangers

The Nigeria international is set to become Michael Beale's sixth summer signing amid an Ibrox rebuild.

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Cremonese forward Cyriel Dessers is undergoing a medical ahead of a potential move to Rangers.

STV News understands that the deal to bring him to Ibrox could be complete this week as he is set to become Michael Beale’s sixth summer signing.

The 28-year-old Nigeria striker scored six goals in the Serie A last season as Cremonese finished second bottom and dropped into the second tier.

He has four caps for the Super Eagles and one international goal that came in a 2-1 defeat against Mexico.

It has been a busy pre-season for Rangers already as they look to build a team capable of challenging last season’s treble-winning Celtic for honours and make an impact in Europe.

Attacking midfielder Kieran Dowell, defender Dujon Sterling and former England goalkeeper Jack Butland all joined earlier in the window under freedom of contract.

Sam Lammers has arrived from Atalanta for a fee in the region of £3.5m, with Abdallah Sima finalising a season-long loan from Brighton on Thursday as the Gers seek a replacement for the departed Alfredo Morelos.

Ryan Kent has also moved on, as has Allan McGregor and Scott Arfield with Malik Tillman’s spell loan coming to an end adding to the need for new recruits.

Beale has identified Dessers as a player who can complement the existing squad.

The Belgian-born striker began his career with OH Leuven and Lokeren before a successful spell in the Netherlands where he enjoyed regular goalscoring with NAC Breda, Utrecht and Heracles.

Genk then signed the forward on a four-year deal in 2020 but he returned to Netherlands a year later for a spell at Feyenoord.

Dessers scored 20 goals in 41 games but didn’t extend his stay there, instead moving to Cremonese last summer.

The forward found game time limited in the second half of the season with the Italian club and finished up with seven goals from his 29 appearances in all competitions last term.

Rangers begin their Premiership campaign against Kilmarnock at Rugby Park on the weekend of August 5.

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