Luis Palma latest as Honduran considers cash-rich MLS over Rangers

Luis Palma latest as Honduran considers cash-rich MLS over Rangers
Honduras' Luis Palma celebrates after scoring a goal during the CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Semifinal match against the United States at the Jalisco Stadium in Guadalajara, Mexico, March 28, 2021. (Photo by Ulises Ruiz / AFP) (Photo by ULISES RUIZ/AFP via Getty Images)

Rangers face competition from MLS and English Championship sides in the reported pursuit of Luis Palma, after Aris Sporting Director Robert Palikuca confirmed Ibrox interest in the Honduran, but confirmed MLS sides are after him and ‘European’ sides are looking too.

Ibrox Noise already explained how the lad’s agent confirmed a move to the English Premier League is close to impossible due to red tape, meaning he was having to ‘resort’ to Rangers or other sides, but his current Sporting Director, speaking in Honduran press, said this:

“Is it only Rangers interested? There is also interest from American teams, very strong financially, as well as European teams.”

In other words, no one from any credible league wants Palma, with the MLS the front-runner with their cash-rich teams, while Palikuca could only claim ‘European’ teams as opposed to any specific league.

The Premier League is a no for several reasons. One, the lad isn’t good enough, two, the red tape means it’s not viable at the moment due to rule changes.

But ultimately, Rangers are up against money here, MLS being able to offer far more than what our board can boast.

There is a huge feeling on Ibrox Noise, even if many of our readers don’t share it, that this lad is not for us at all. His record in the solid but not incredible Greek league is 7 in 20, then 4 in 9 in the playoffs. It’s not remarkable. He also scored 4 of his 7 goals in a 3-match spell in November.

This is one we’d steer well clear of, on so many counts. But we don’t make the final decision, our manager (and the player) does.

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  1. Don’t fancy this lad as you pointed out not a great record. I’d like to see us looking inside the UK there must be be few gems around . Or even across in Belgium , Coatia even Italy.

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