Glasgow Rangers chief Ross Wilson has had mixed success in the transfer market, in buying and selling players, during his time at Ibrox to date.

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The Gers sporting director has swooped to sign the likes of John Lundstram, Fashion Sakala, and Antonio Colak, but he has also been responsible for the likes of Aaron Ramsey, Juninho Bacuna, and Cedric Itten, who all flopped in Glasgow.

Of course, it is difficult to get every transfer spot on as there are a multitude of factors involved in a player becoming a success, including how they adapt to life in Scotland, how lucky they are with injuries, and how the manager treats them.

One route of recruitment that is particularly difficult to nail is the signing of young players as the club has to take a gamble on them being able to translate their form from academy level to the first-team.

A gem who has been able to make that transition with ease is attacking midfielder Malik Tillman, who has caught the eye for the Light Blues since joining on loan from Bayern Munich last summer.

The USA international is at Ibrox on a temporary basis for now but the club have the option to make it permanent in the summer and his form this season suggests that they would be making a good decision by activating that clause.

How much is Malik Tillman worth?

In July and August 2022, the youngster had an expected transfer value of €6ook (£533k), per FootballTransfers, and his terrific performances for the Scottish giants this season has caused his stock to soar.

At the time of writing (17/02/2023), Football Transfers now have his estimated worth at a whopping €9.6m (£8.5m) and this means that his value has soared by 1,500% in less than a year in Glasgow.

This change in his valuation illustrates the immense development the dynamo has gone through during his relatively short time with the Gers so far and proves that the maestro has successfully adapted to playing regular senior football.

The 20-year-old, who ex-boss Gio van Bronckhorst once hailed as an "epic talent", has produced nine goals and five assists in 36 appearances for the team in all competitions this term.

In the Premiership, Tillman has averaged a Sofascore rating of 7.04 across 23 outings and chipped in with seven goals and four assists from midfield - creating ten 'big chances' for his teammates in total. He has also put the work in defensively by making 2.8 tackles and interceptions per match, which highlights the youngster's excellent work rate for the team.

Wilson has, therefore, played a blinder by bringing the USA international to the club as the magician has proven his worth on the pitch and that has been reflected in his soaring market value, which could tempt the Light Blues into signing him on a permanent basis.