In a significant transfer move, Cyriel Dessers has officially joined Rangers on a four-year contract from US Cremonese.
The exact transfer fee remains undisclosed, pending international clearance.
The forthcoming 2023/24 season will witness Dessers, a 28-year-old forward, donning the Rangers jersey as the club’s sixth acquisition during the summer transfer window.
With an extensive career in European football, the talented Belgian-born player brings a wealth of experience to his new team, having previously competed in renowned leagues.
Dessers showcased his skills in Serie A last season, but his journey encompasses much more.
He has contributed to the Belgian Pro-League by playing for OH Leuven, Lokeren, and Genk. Additionally, he has made his mark in Dutch football, having featured for Utrecht, Heracles Almelo, and Feyenoord.
Notably, Dessers achieved recognition during his time at Feyenoord in the 2021/22 season.
His impressive goal-scoring abilities led to him being crowned the top scorer of the UEFA Europa Conference League, with an impressive tally of 10 goals.
Consequently, he earned a well-deserved spot in the competition’s team of the season.
As an international player, Dessers proudly represents the Super Eagles, having earned four caps for the Nigerian national team.
His skill set and experience make him a valuable addition to Rangers’ squad.
Expressing his delight after finalizing the move to Rangers, Dessers shared his thoughts, stating, “I am truly ecstatic.
The journey here has been filled with both anticipation and excitement. It’s an incredible feeling to finally be a part of this club.”
Manager Michael Beale also expressed his satisfaction with the acquisition, commenting, “We are thrilled to welcome Cyriel to our club.
His extensive experience in top leagues across Holland, Belgium, and Italy, along with his exposure to European competitions, will undoubtedly benefit our team.
During our discussions, we delved into his compatibility with our style of play and the other talented forwards we have in our squad.”
Dessers’ arrival at Rangers presents an exciting prospect for both the player and the club. His versatility and proficiency in the attacking position are expected to provide a significant boost to Rangers’ performance on the pitch.
With his goal-scoring prowess, adaptability, and wealth of experience, Dessers has the potential to become a key figure in the team’s pursuit of success in domestic and international competitions.
As Rangers fans eagerly await the commencement of the new season, the acquisition of Cyriel Dessers has undoubtedly added to the anticipation and excitement surrounding the club.
The signing represents the club’s commitment to strengthening their squad and competing at the highest level.