RANGERS close in on a deal for Jose Cifuentes.
SunSport understand the Ibrox bosses have spent the week in talks with their Los Angeles FC counterparts.
The Ecuadorian, whose contract expired in December, has made it clear he wants to join Michael Beale’s Ibrox revolution.
He will be Gers’ SEVENTH signing. reports in his even claimed that an agreement had been reached.
However, SunSport is aware that there are still problemsThis needs to be taken care of before the midfielder makes his long-awaited move to Glasgow.
But Gers bosses are confident he will be on board before the new season starts.
It is believedLAFC will have to pay around £1.2million to secure Cifuentes’ services Window.
But Beale is once again willing to shell out big bucks in search of a player he has long admired.
The 24-year-old, who has 16 caps for Ecuador, won thatCup and Supporters’ Shield with LAFC last season.
He scored seven pointsin 33 games in MLS during the season and added another six assists.
So far this season he has made 16 appearances for LAFC despite his successesHe’s a constant source of speculation and has provided three assists.
Cifuentes missed his side’s game against FC Dallas on July 2 but came on for 45 minutes in Wednesday’s 2-0 loss to city rivals LA Galaxy.
In 2020 he joined LAFC from Universidad Catolica in his home country for a transfer fee of around £2.5million.
since my arrivalFrom the Angels, he has played more than 100 times for the club and scored 14 goals in total .
Meanwhile, newcomer Cyriel Dessers has flown to Germany with his new teammates.
After signing a four-year deal at Ibrox, the Belgian-born Nigeria international was quickly back on the plane and rejoining his Gers squad for the remote East GermanCamp.
Michael Beale will put his side through their paces for nine days, including a behind-the-scenes game against a local opponent.
Dessers was accompanied on the journey by other new recruits, and Jack Butland, while alleged transfer targets Antonio Colak, Scott Wright and Rabbi Matondo were also included.
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