REPORT: Rangers ‘Retain An Interest’ In South American Transfer Target

REPORT: Rangers ‘Retain An Interest’ In South American Transfer Target

The transfer story linking Rangers with Luis Palma has gone quiet in recent weeks – but the Light Blues are still interested in the player, according to a report from The 4th Official.

As things stand, the Gers have yet to submit an official bid for the player, but their interest persists – it’s unclear how much Palma’s parent club, Aris Saloniki, will require for him to be able to depart the club on a permanent deal.

In a tweet from The 4th Official (which also confirmed Rangers’ interest in Jake Cooper), they wrote: “Rangers still retain an interest in Luis Palma. Also, Rangers’ interest in left footed centre half Jake Cooper from Millwall is real. Glen Kamara’s move away from Ibrox is likely to be finalised next week.”

Where would Luis Palma fit into the squad?

Palma can play in three different positions – in attacking midfield, on the left wing or as a striker. The Gers already have a surplus of strikers at the club, as well as attacking midfielders – due to this, it is likely that Palma will be played predominantly as a left winger.

Last season, Palma scored seven goals in the Greek Super League for Aris Saloniki, alongside a pair of assists.

At just 23 years of age, Palma still has plenty of developing to do. With this being said, he is still a solid creative influence and boasts a range of passing well beyond his years.

Palma also has experience on the international stage. So far, he has won six caps for his native Honduras, but has yet to score a goal for them.

Who else, besides Rangers, are interested in a move for Luis Palma?

While Rangers’ interest in Palma seems to be apparent, they are not the only club in the race to snap him up. Watford have been heavily linked with the player over the last few weeks, as have Stoke City and Manchester United.

As such, Rangers will need to act quickly and decisively if they want to land their man with such stern competition lining up (especially in the form of Manchester United).

Jimmy Johnson

Jimmy Johnson

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