As transfer season gets seriously going, Rangers’ name has been linked with a (sort of) double swoop – one of whom we brought you in January, the other a new one.
We didn’t bring this one to you at the time, because it screamed of an agent touting their player, as Metz defender Mamadou Fofana’s agent Seku Traore claims Rangers are interested in bringing his client to Ibrox, amidst competition from the only group of clubs close to the Chinese for riches in the form of the Russians.
The 22-year old stopper, a reasonably experienced CB in fairness to him boasting 17 caps for Mali, has made 21 appearances in France for the Ligue 1 side this now abandoned campaign, and his agent is clearly wanting to use Rangers’ name and that of various Russian mobs to get him out of France.
Of course they have no guarantees of domestic football resuming even in the proposed September date as dictated by their government.
He won’t be alone in having his agent use Rangers to get him something better.
Meanwhile the other player, as we said was one we brought you earlier this year in Peru’s Renato Tapia. Word is Real Betis are now looking at the Feyenoord fringe man, a defensive midfielder, and have taken negotiations to an advanced stage.
We’d proposed how the signing of him would have been a boost for striker Alfredo Morelos, given a further Hispanic in the squad speaking his native tongue, but of course, we don’t care about that any more.
And the La Liga side look in pole position to get the 24-year old anyway.
So are these non-stories? Probably. It’s our job to bring you what we hear, and give you what facts we have and then our own dubiety on certain stories – we assume you’re smart enough to figure out for yourselves which links are more legit than others.
There’ll be tonnes more like this over the coming months.