Gers in for Boutahar
By Graeme Bailey & Gerrit van Leeuwen
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The 21-year-old has been highly impressive for RKC since joining them last summer as part of the deal that took Peter van den Berg to Feyenoord.
Boutahar was considered a bright prospect at De Kuip, but he never really got a chance at Feyenoord - playing just twice before being loaned to their Dutch feeder club Excelsior.
RKC snapped him up as part of the van den Berg deal and he has not disappointed since arriving at the club.
However, Waalwijk cannot afford to take up the option on Boutahar's contract - meaning he can move on.
He could have returned to Feyenoord but technical director Mark de Wotte has said that he is too similar to Sebastian Pardo and so he will not be required.
The Gers are now said to be taking a keen interest in the Rotterdam-born youngster - who they could bag for nothing - after assistant boss Jan Wouters saw him in action.
"With regard to Brio and his future, he has already been arranged for a top club," said RKC coach Martin Jol to Voetbal International.
"He must now make a good plan for his career."
Ibrox chief Alex McLeish (pictured) knows the financial situation at the club is poor and that they are unlikely to make any major purchases, unless they are free transfers.
Boutahar would seemingly relish a move to Rangers and the chance of European football.
Rangers have already told Emerson, Christian Nerlinger and Nuno Capucho that they are free to leave, while Egil Ostenstad has already departed - meaning an attack-minded player like Boutahar could very well fit the bill for McLeish.