Brighton have offered midfielder Steven Alzate to Rangers and “several” other clubs according to La Derniere Heure.
The Colombian, who has been capped 7 times by his country, is currently out on loan at Standard Liege but he only has 6 months left on his contract.
While Brighton do have the option to extend Alzate’s stay for an additional year, it is believed that the English Premier League club are “looking to sell” him during the January transfer window.
Gers boss Philippe Clement is likely to be aware of the player, as the 25-year-old has spent the last year and a half playing in his homeland Belgium so it could be a transfer he considers.
Would Alzate be a good addition to Clement’s squad?
It is up for debate whether the Colombian international would add much to the Light Blues’ squad. Since first making the move to Standard in 2022, the midfielder has scored 4 goals and provided 7 assists in 41 appearances.
It is not a bad return by any means but, for an attacking midfielder who is tasked with creating chances, you would probably be hoping for better numbers.
Rangers could be eyeing a replacement for Lundstram
Although Alzate does like to play in more advanced positions, the Gers are already well covered in that area with the likes of Todd Cantwell and Kieran Dowell. It may be the case that he will be asked to replace another player.
John Lundstram’s contract at Ibrox is set to expire at the end of the season. The 29-year-old has featured prominently since Clement’s arrival but there are question marks about his quality.
While he has been tasked with breaking up play, his passing does leave a lot to be desired and Alzate would be an upgrade in that regard. The Brighton player could potentially take some of the burden off Nicolas Raskin, with the pair perhaps being rotated in and out of the team.