Rangers confirm loan signing of Malik Tillman from Bayern Munich

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Rangers have confirmed the signing of Malik Tillman on loan from Bayern Munich.

Athleticism announced he would join on a season-long loan earlier on Friday.

The Scottish club have the option of making the move permanent at the end of the season. Tillman said: “I’m really delighted to sign for Rangers and can’t wait to get started.

“It’s a new challenge for me at a great club with fantastic fans and I’m looking forward to the season ahead.”

Giovanni van Bronckhorst added: “I am very happy to welcome Malik to our team ahead of the 2022-23 season.

“He is an exciting young talent who will further add to our attacking options and myself and the coaching staff look forward to working with him.”

Tillman made his senior debut in August 2021 and made his Champions League debut against Barcelona in December.

The 20-year-old was born in Germany but has dual nationality as his father is American.

He made his first appearance for the USMNT in a 3-0 win over Morocco on June 1 and earned his second cap later that month in a 5-0 Nations League victory over Granada. .

The midfielder is hoping to book his place at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar later this year, where the United States will face England, Iran and Wales in Group B.

He came through the youth ranks at Bundesliga II side Greuther Furth, where his older brother Timothy plays, before joining Bayern in 2015.

Tillman became the fifth player to arrive this summer, joining John Souttar, Tom Lawrence, Rabbi Matondo and Antonio Colak.

There is money available to reinvest in the team after the sale of Joe Aribo to Southampton, while interest in Calvin Bassey is growing across Europe.

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