Greek sources confirm Rangers pull out of Luis Palma transfer

Greek sources confirm Rangers pull out of Luis Palma transfer
KASHIMA, JAPAN - JULY 25: Luis Palma #17 of Team Honduras celebrates after scoring their side's first goal during the Men's First Round Group B match between New Zealand and Honduras on day two of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ibaraki Kashima Stadium on July 25, 2021 in Kashima, Ibaraki, Japan. (Photo by Atsushi Tomura/Getty Images)

Ibrox Noise is breathing a huge sigh of relief after Greek outlet SDNA confirmed Rangers have pulled out of any interest in Aris striker Luis Palma after the Ibrox club slammed the Greek side for wanting too much for the 23-year-old Honduran striker.

The hitman, whose agent recent confirmed he wasn’t interested in Rangers particularly strongly and instead wanted the English Premier League as his priority, may have some good numbers and be an international, but sadly that attitude is pretty much the same as Alfredo Morelos who wanted the Premier League before he even signed.

Now, we’re not naïve, most players do indeed harbour ambitions of the best league in the world, and we’d be fools to criticise them for that – but openly announcing it before you actually join is not a good look and very unprofessional. It suggests that you’re far from focused on the job in hand and you’re just waiting for the next transfer window to give you what you want.

As for Palma:

“SDNA has the behind-the-scenes report on Rangers’ focus and withdrawal, focusing on the Yellows’ 23-year-old attacking midfielder Luis Palma.

Palma is counting down his return to Thessaloniki early next week and integration into Aris’ summer training ahead of the new season.

A lot may be circulating and written about the future of the 23-year-old attacking midfielder with the focus of interest from clubs (inside and outside Greece), but let’s not forget that there is also a contract that runs with the “Yellows” until 2026.

Of course, Aris were and remain open to proposals for the sale of Palma and will seriously consider any of them that come close to their demand which is around five million Euros.

It should be noted that an important parameter in the Palma case has to do with the broken rights of the player, given that a part of them belongs to his former team (CDS Vida) in Honduras and another part to the management office with which he works.

That’s why they also put a high selling price on him, combined of course with the success of this year’s MVP in the markets, which skyrocketed his market value.

In this case and despite everything he has with Rangers, from Palma liking the Glasgow team until an official proposal that will satisfy Aris is on the table, there is a huge distance that does not seem able to be covered. A lot of money!

And somewhere here, as much as the Scottish media keep Palma’s name in the Rangers transfer report, the Palma case – according to information from SDNA – closes for the Ibrox side.”

Long story short, he’s too expensive for what we value him at.

So the story is done.

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