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World Cup winner frustrated as ‘extremely talented’ player joins Rangers

Bayern Munich legend Jurgen Klinsmann has expressed his frustration after the ‘extremely talented’ Malik Tillman was forced to swap the Bundesliga champions for Rangers in…

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Bayern Munich legend Jurgen Klinsmann has expressed his frustration after the ‘extremely talented’ Malik Tillman was forced to swap the Bundesliga champions for Rangers in search of regular game time, speaking to Spox. 

As Marc Roca pointed out, before joining Leeds United earlier this summer, forcing your way into the Bayern midfield is easier said than done. 

The fact that Marcel Sabitzer and World Cup winner Corentin Tolisso found starts hard to come by under Julian Nagelsmann last term speaks volumes. Bayern have now added Ajax wonderkid Ryan Gravenberch to their ranks too. 

So Tillman, like Roca, simply could not turn down the chance to kick-start his career away from the Allianz Arena. The 20-year-old USA international joins Rangers on loan, with an option-to-buy clause included in his Ibrox contract.  

And while former America boss Klinsmann is pleased to see Tilmann take control of his destiny, there is a nagging sense of frustration as another highly-rated youngster grows tired of life on the Bayern bench. 

Rangers sign Malik Tillman from Bayern Munich

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“You just wish that every extremely talented player like Tillman gets the chance to prove himself in the club environment,” says Klinsmann, a runner-up in the 1995 Ballon D’Or awards. 

“Tillman’s move to Rangers is a big step. Not only does he get playing time there straight away, but he also plays in a very strong league. Especially physically. Scotland is a battleground. 

“And then he also has the opportunity to play in the European competitions.” 

Tilman, who likes his style to Paul Pogba and has been dubbed a ‘physically strong’ footballer with a ‘good eye for goal’, will certainly find opportunities easier to come by at Rangers. And Klinsmann believes this can only enhance his World Cup prospects. 

“Rangers? That’s a really big deal,” the World Cup winner adds. “If he has a string of games and his performances are consistent, then he can learn very quickly. (This) would benefit him enormously in terms of Qatar. 

“I think that’s a pretty cool situation for him.” 

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