Breaking News: Rangers made a mistake on £1.5m sale who is now worth £7.5m

Breaking News: Rangers made a mistake on £1.5m sale who is now worth £7.5m

During the January transfer window, Glasgow Rangers brought in Oscar Cortes, Mohamed Diomande,

and striker Fabio Silva, among other intriguing new additions.

Since all three are under 22, adding this kind of youth to the starting lineup might be very beneficial

for Philippe Clement as he pursues the Premiership title with Celtic.

Ideally, this marks the start of Rangers with the transfer market’s positive relationship.

The last few years haven’t been ideal, with money being squandered on a wide range of players.

Breaking News: Rangers made a mistake on £1.5m sale who is now worth £7.5m
Breaking News: Rangers made a mistake on £1.5m sale who is now worth £7.5m

The recent transfer history of Rangers

The Light Blues, led by Michael Beale, made significant summer acquisitions of Cyriel Dessers,

Sam Lammers, and Danilo in the hopes that they would propel the team to success.

After seven months, Lammers is now on loan at Utrecht, Danilo is sidelined due to injury,

and Dessers has only scored 12 goals since signing.

Not only does Beale occasionally make poor moves, but his predecessor Giovanni van Bronckhorst

also made a few blunders.

The Dutchman undersold a few players even though he managed the sales of Joe Aribo,

Calvin Bassey, and Nathan Patterson, who all saw good returns.

Cedric Itten is a prime illustration. Van Bronckhorst was trying to raise money,

therefore he left for a comparatively tiny transfer price, but in the last eighteen months,

Itten’s value has increased dramatically.

What the Rangers paid to get Cedric Itten

Steven Gerrard spent that summer strengthening his team in preparation for mounting

a legitimate title bid to win the 55th league title in the club’s history and keep Celtic

from winning 10 titles in a row, following the Covid-19-interrupted 2019–20 campaign.

Before the season began, the likes of Ianis Hagi, Kemar Roofe, and Bassey joined the Gers,

but it was Itten’s arrival that seemed to get fans enthusiastic about what lay ahead.

Considering that the Swiss international had scored 19 goals in just 34 games for FC St.

Gallen the previous season, his £3 million transfer seemed like a wise choice.

The Rangers statistics for Cedric Itten

It was always going to be difficult for the striker to replace Alfredo Morelos in the starting lineup,

but even though Itten only started nine of the 37 games in which he appeared for the Light Blues,

he still managed to rack up three assists and six goals.

The center-forward was sent on loan to German team Greuther Furth, where he scored goals

against Bayern Munich and Eintracht Frankfurt, but this was insufficient to earn

him a spot in the starting lineup for the 2021–2022 season. Van Bronckhorst

brought him back in January 2022.

The former Feyenoord manager gave a clear explanation for his early recall, saying

that he needed an additional offensive option in his lineup.

Shall I employ Cedric? Indeed, we did call him back since he differs from Roofe and Morelos

in certain ways, Van Bronckhorst added.

But as the last few months of the season saw him score just twice, and the player moved again

that summer, it was evident that things didn’t turn out that way.

Itten was sold for a low price of £1.5 million, which is half of what the Gers paid for him

just two years earlier, due to the necessity for cash to acquire other players.

It was just another awful transfer that the Light Blues carried out, and it has now

come back to bite them in the ass because Itten’s worth has skyrocketed

since he returned to his own country in the summer of 2022.

The current market worth of Cedric Itten

Giving Itten consistent playing time could have helped his confidence, even if the Ibrox team

suffered in the early half of the 2022–2023 season, losing six straight games in the Champions League.

Itten may not have been the solution.

Rather, he immediately made an impact with BSC Young Boys in Switzerland,

where he went on to win the double in his native country after concluding the season with 23 goals

and 12 assists across all competitions.

Cedric Itten’s domestic statistics 2022/23 2023/24
Goals 19 5
Assists 4 1
Shots on target per game 1.4 0.9
Big chances missed 3 3
Scoring frequency (minutes) 89 150
Via Sofascore


In addition, he led the team in goals and assists (23) in the Swiss top division.

He also led the team in shots per game (2.6), big chance creation (seven),

and penalty wins (two), displaying the attacking abilities he was unable

to display during his time in Glasgow.

Despite his meager eight goals in 23 games this season, his performances

since going back to Switzerland have made Young Boys’ £1.5 million transfer fee an excellent value.

The former Gers forward is reportedly worth €8.8 million (£7.5 million),

according to Football Transfers, and it’s obvious the team made

a small mistake by allowing him to depart for little money.

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