‘A Little Disappointing’ ‘Not Too Bothered’ Rangers Fans React As Deadline Day Deal Collapses

Rangers failed in their attempt to sign Fluminense left-back Jefte before the transfer window closed, according to journalist Fabrizio Romano.

The Brazilian is currently on loan with APOEL Nicosia until the end of the season but the Cypriot side refused to cut his loan short.

While the Gers are still thought to have a verbal agreement in order to reactivate a move at the end of the season, fans on X are not particularly pleased with how this has been handled:

The transfer always looked unrealistic

It should be pointed out that APOEL were under no obligation to break their loan agreement. In fact, they even had an option to sign Jefte on a permanent basis this summer.

Therefore, Rangers’ attempt to try and secure his services before the transfer deadline always looked doomed to fail.

Jefte could replace an outgoing Rangers player

There are still doubts over the futures of both Borna Barisic and Ridvan Yilmaz. While the former’s contract is set to expire in June, the latter has been heavily linked with a move back to Turkey.

If one of these two leaves, it seems like the Gers already have their replacement lined up in Jefte. The 20-year-old has had a decent season in Cyprus, scoring 3 goals and providing 4 assists in 18 league appearances.