Rangers now believe that Nottingham Forest defender Jonathan Panzo is a realistic signing for the summer.
However, in the last 24 hours, his valuation might have just gone up, with Coventry City reaching the Championship Play-Off Final.
Panzo came on in the closing stages last night as the Sky Blues beat Middlesbrough 1-0 at the Riverside Stadium.
He’s enjoyed a decent campaign in the West Midlands and now he will hope to start the final against Luton Town at the end of the month.
His future at Forest is up in the air, however,
If the Reds remain in the Premier League they could let him leave and Rangers boss Michael Beale is a huge fan of the defender.
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Panzo has only made one appearance for the Reds and that came on the final day of the 2021/22 campaign against Hull.
He looked pretty sharp in that game, albeit a dead rubber, and perhaps he’s been signed by Forest with one eye on the future.
Panzo was signed from Dijon having started his career with Chelsea and then earning a move to Monaco.
The defender was on Steve Cooper’s radar after he starred for England under-17s as they won the World Cup in 2017.
Now, he’s on the radar of Rangers, according to the Daily Record. Furthermore, they believe that he’s a realistic signing for them this summer.
Rangers believe Forest starlet Panzo is realistic but his price tag has just gone up
Okay, so Panzo hasn’t played that much of late but ultimately, Forest will be in a very good position if they come to cashing in on the defender.
Panzo has made 31 appearances for the Sky Blues this season and in a team that’s reached the play-off final that significantly adds to his valuation.
The Reds may choose to cash in on Panzo but that would be a risk.
At 22-years-old, he has bags of potential and with time to run on his contract, perhaps a loan move would be better for all parties.
Rangers will remain keen on signing the defender with Beale fancying Panzo as a sound player.
Coventry reaching the showpiece Championship final, however, could make things difficult with Panzo’s valuation now likely to increase.