Progress has been made on two incoming transfer while the focus to outgoing players seems to be getting some traction. Could Rangers finally be set to bring in Danilo and José Cifuentes? Could Glen Kamara and Rabbi Matondo be headed for the exit door? Let’s look at your Friday Rangers transfer update.
Dutch source 1908.nl posted an article suggesting Rangers had bid €6m for the 24-year-old Brazilian striker. The article had this to say;
Rangers FC has submitted a new bid for Danilo Pereira da Silva to Feyenoord. This is reported by the Algemeen Dagblad on Thursday afternoon. The Scottish record champion has a transfer fee that can amount to almost six million euros with bonuses for the Brazilian striker from Feyenoord.
Feyenoord is currently considering the amount of the offer. Earlier, Rangers secured the arrival of former Feyenood target Sam Lammers, former Feyenoord striker Cyriel Dessers.
Danilo himself also has a generous, multi-year offer from the Scots in his pocket. Manager Michael Beale of The Gers adores the striker immensely. Last season at Feyenoord he was good for fourteen goals and four assists.
The Brazilian striker transferred from Ajax to Feyenoord on a free transfer in the summer of 2022. Transfermarkt estimates its current market value at 6,500,000 euros after the latest update. Danilo is under contract in Rotterdam until mid-2026.Feyenord TM via 1908.nl
If the bid were to be accepted by Feyenord, it would take Rangers spend on the forward area up to around €15m. A much needed spend in many of the fans eyes. The potential signing of a Brazilian forward has really excited Rangers fans and it’s one they will be delighted to get over the line.
Read more about Danilo here.
Another day, another Cifuentes update, the first update came on Tuesday with this tweet from Mr OFFSIDER;
This, roughly, translates as ‘Everything is on track for José Cifuentes to be a Scottish Rangers player. There is an agreement with the LAFC. Information of @AndresPonce28‘.
Curiously though, since this tweet, Andres Ponce has deleted their original tweet. Michael Beale then had this to say on the deal after the Newcastle match on Wednesday;
Cifuentes is a player that we like too, and we’re hoping that one can be one that we moved on. I think we need to bring one more midfielder in. He’s powerful. He works the corridor. He can play deeper or he can play as an 8 and make the box as well, but until he’s here, these things can take twists and turns.Michael Beale on Jose Cifuentes
This is one that everyone wants to get over the line. This one has been dragging on for over two months now and hopefully the end is in sight. Is this a Rangers transfer you’re excited by?
You can read more on what I think the Ecuadorian international will add to the team here.
Again, speaking after the Newcastle match, Michael Beale had this to say on Scott Wright;
This summer, Scotty has had one or two inquiries. I think Scott’s at an age where he wants to go and play regularly. I can’t guarantee that and he’ll have to fight for his minutes here like everybody else. I’m not willing to guarantee anyone that they’re going to play, and I think he’s at an age where he’s good enough to play and he probably feels that he spent a lot of time here trying to get into the team. So we’re off tomorrow. It’s a rest day, so it gives him a chance to speak to one or two people and make some decisions for himself, but there’s nothing that’s guaranteed on that one.Michael Beale on Scott Wright
Wright is potentially heading to Turkish club Pendikspor for £500k. The fee has been agreed on this one but it all depends on things from the players side. On one hand I think Rangers could probably get more for the 25-year-old. On the other hand, he won’t play much this season and it’s encouraging that bit-part players are now being moved on.
According to Andy Devlin’s latest article for The Scottish Sun Rangers are looking to move some more players on. Within the piece he states that;
Glen Kamara has been heavy linked with Leeds and fees have been quoted at around £4-5m. This is the first time that Matondo’s name has been linked with an exit outside of fan talk. He’s a player with Bundesliga, English Championship and Champions League experience. He’s also still young so there’s a chance for him to turn it around. Who would be willing to pay the fee Rangers will potentially want for him though?
Ianis Hagi was linked with various clubs at the beginning of the window with Rangers supposedly looking for around £3-4m for the Romanian international. That was before he impressed on Wednesday night though. Hagi played excellently in a deeper midfield position and looked more like his old self.
On the other hand, Rangers have plenty of players for the position, especially if Cifuentes arrives. Would you be keen for take £3-4m for Ianis Hagi at this stage? Or do you hope he gets a chance to prove himself this season?
In terms of incoming Rangers transfers, Cifuentes and Danilo are the most excited I’ve been in a while. Two South Americans in such a short space of time?! Yes please.
In terms of outgoings, I’m not convinced about selling Ianis Hagi yet, although I’d be very happy to sell Matondo and Kamara, assuming the money is right.
At the end of the day, more players need to depart considering the expenditure. So far, only Antonio Colak has left the club and more need to follow.
How do you feel about the deals discussed in this Rangers transfer update?