It appears Rangers are close to two further signings, so in an Ibrox Noise double-header, we’ll look into both the lads sources say are nearing a welcome arrival in Govan.
First of all is the chap we already mentioned a few days ago – Brazil’s Jefté. This lad was exclusively broken by Fabrizio Romano, citing that the player had agreed the move and Fluminese were also giving it the all-clear, but his loan side APOEL still had to confirm.
From what we gather, APOEL are slightly blocking this at the moment, understandably, because he’s been great for them in Cyprus this season. Just 20-years-old, the left back is a very promising young talent, with an excellent assists and goals for the season given his position, and while it’s not understood to be much further along, it’s one the club is working on.
Then is Sunday’s new big name, Óscar Manuel Cortés of Lens. Another 20-year-old, the Colombian attacker is a versatile right and left winger and that would nail the problem position of the flanks that Ibrox Noise has discussed before.
He is a real talent, valued already at £4M, the claim is that he would join on loan with obligation to buy in the summer.
Varying sources disagree on how far along this deal is, but he’s certainly in a position we badly need filled, a critical position, and he’d be one of the final pieces of Philippe Clement’s Rangers jigsaw.
He’s got 10 appearances for Lens already this campaign, four goals and two assists which at his age is impressive – he has a goal and assist in four outings in the league which is impressive too. He’s also got a Colombia cap so he’s seen as a really promising player for the future.
How advanced these talks are we’re unsure, but we’re in for both of these players, and we want them.
If we get them both, great, and it’s yet more seeming quality in this window which took so so long to get going.
But it will still leave striker…
And that’s another story.