Rangers’ incomings roundup as January nears end

Rangers’ incomings roundup as January nears end
Atletico Nacional's defender Yerson Candelo (L) fights for the ball with Millonarios' midfielder Oscar Cortes (R) during the Colombian First Division Football Championship final match between Millonarios and Atletico Nacional at the El Campin stadium in Bogota, on June 24, 2023. (Photo by Raul ARBOLEDA / AFP) (Photo by RAUL ARBOLEDA/AFP via Getty Images)

Ok, having rounded up the outgoings, Ibrox Noise will now make our attempt at summing up the potential incomings over the next 36 hours with Rangers working hard on adding to Fabio Silva and Mohamed Diomande.

So ‘here we go’ (sorry Fabrizio):

Jefté Vital da Silva Dias:

Or Jefte to you and I, this Brazilian left back has apparently gone AWOL on his Cypriot club APOEL having not checked in for almost a week – word is he’s close to the move to Rangers and Brazilian parent club Fluminese have given it the green light. He, or his management team, supposedly started following Rangers on Instagram but we can’t corroborate that one. One to watch.

Óscar Manuel Cortés:

Mr Cortes is said to be in Glasgow now putting the finishing touches to his move from Lens. The Colombian winger got tired of only being a fringe player in Ligue 1, and wants more minutes, which is hard at that level when your side is a solid 8th in France and there’s some established talent in your position. If the loan deal goes well it will be made permanent in the summer.

Lawrence Shankland:

It’s almost certainly not happening – we’ve explained, data-wise, why Rangers may actually have no interest in the striker, and he’s been offered a new contract at Hearts with a new and improved deal on the table now. No club has bid on him, and he’s 99% staying in Edinburgh.

Million Manhoef:

This one may be slightly lesser now that Rangers are closing in on the Colombian, but there’s nothing wrong with bringing in another talent like the Dutch winger. He’s a good player, and Vitesse need the money. We don’t know if this deal will go through or not.

And those are the main ones.

We are not aware of a definitive striker the club is looking at, and Cyriel Dessers’ form may have seen a rethink in that area, but we do know there are names on the radar. But Rangers are working on those to see if a last-minute deal can be done.

At this point though, any new signings do have a speck of ‘panic’ about them, and Rangers aren’t the only club in that boat on the second-last day of the window.

We’ll see who else does arrive. If anyone.

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