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When it comes to signing strikers, no-one does it better than Eintracht Frankfurt. 

Sebastien Haller joined for £10 million from FC Utrecht and left, two years later, for almost five times as much.

Ante Rebic put pen to paper with AC Milan after helping fire the Eagles to within touching distance of Europa League glory, while Luka Jovic became a £63 million ‘Galactico’ after making his name at the Commerzbank Arena. 

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And that’s without mentioning Andre Silva, the one-time wonder kid dragged off the depths of rock bottom, rejuvenated and reborn at Frankfurt.

The Portuguese poacher broke a 45-year-old club record before joining RB Leipzig for a cool £20 million in July. 

But is the trend now broken, the chain of free-scoring number nines snapped in half? 

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Can Rangers target Rafael Santos Borre prove his doubters wrong at Eintracht?

Silva’s replacement, the one-time Atletico Madrid youngster Rafael Santos Borre, has endured a miserable start to life in Germany, failing to score in his first seven games for Frankfurt.

And that includes a 68-minute plod against third-tier SV Waldhof Mannheim in the DFB Pokal. 

The bullish, aggressive Santos Borre was linked with a move to Steven Gerrard’s Scottish Premiership champions Rangers when his River Plate contract expired earlier this summer.

But on the evidence of his first few weeks at Frankfurt, few will be describing the misfiring 26-year-old as Ibrox’s ‘one who got away’ – at least not when compared to the prolific Terem Moffi, the PSG-destroying speed-machine Rangers refused to pay £4.3 million for in summer 2020. 

No-one should be writing Santos Borre off just yet, of course.

Jovic scored just eight Bundesliga goals in his debut campaign, while even Silva endured peaks and troughs at the start of his German adventure. 

The problem is, Santos Borre appears to be drifting further from the scoresheet with every game that goes by. 

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