According to Football Insider, Glasgow Rangers are preparing a deal to try and sign Rafael Santos Borre from River Plate.
The Lowdown: Gers prepare for new campaign
The Gers enjoyed a fantastic campaign last term, winning the Premiership for the first time in 10 years without losing a single game in the competition (thefishy.co.uk). That success also saw them earn a place in the Champions League third qualifying round.
As such, Steven Gerrard and co will need to prepare their squad for a big upcoming season, and that will no doubt include new arrivals to bolster the depth at the manager’s disposal.
The Latest: Gers eye Santos Borre
Now, it has been reported from an Ibrox source that the Gers have a concrete interest in signing Santos Borre this summer.
The 25-year-old’s contract at River will run out at the end of this month, meaning he could be signed on a free transfer despite his club valuing him at £15m.
The Light Blues are just one of a number clubs in pursuit of the Colombia international.
The Verdict: Top target
Signing Santos Borre would be a real signal of intent from the 55-time Scottish champions.
He is valued at £15.3m (Transfermarkt), higher than any player currently in the Rangers squad, and he has managed a healthy 74 goals in 212 games throughout his club career. 56 of those have come in 149 for his current outfit, and his profile has even been compared to that of Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez (onefootball.com).
Would you liked to have signed Santos Borre?
He has also been successful at the highest level, winning both the Copa Libertadores and the Copa Sudamericana. As the report says, there will be a big battle to sign the forward, but if the Gers can take him to Ibrox, he could prove to be a very astute signing considering the finances involved.
In other news, this man has been urged to leave Rangers.
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