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Reported Rangers target namedrops Ibrox club amid transfer speculation

Reported Rangers target Mateo Cassierra has namedropped the Ibrox club as he discusses his future amid links out of Russian Premier League side Sochi.

The Colombian striker has been a stand-out for the Russian outfit this season but the club’s 2nd place finish – ordinarily enough for a shot at Champions League qualification – has been offset by UEFA sanctions.

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These relate specifically to the war in Ukraine and result in no Russian clubs being allowed to participate in UEFA competitions next season.

Mateo Cassierra has been extensively linked to Rangers in the press with Russian pundits the first to mention the Ibrox interest in the 25-year-old.

Formerly of Ajax, the Rangers backroom team are certainly familiar with the striker who has scored 14 goals in the RPL this season.

Dave Vos will have worked with the forward behind the scenes at Jong Ajax whilst Giovanni van Bronckhorst was manager of Feyenoord whilst Mateo Cassierra turned out of the Ajax top team.

Speaking amid links to Ibrox, Mateo Cassierra made mention of Giovanni van Bronckhorst directly as he mentioned Rangers and claimed his future could be sorted within the week.

Mateo Cassierra namedrops Rangers amid transfer talk

“I hope within the next week or so, my future will be confirmed and I will sign for a club who are good for me,” said Cassierra [Daily Record].

“My priority is to stay in Europe because I have been here for five years now.

“The manager of Rangers knows me because when I was at Ajax, he was the manager of Feyenoord.

“So there are options for me that need to be evaluated.”

The Daily Record report also includes comments from Vladimir Fedotov, who claims he expects Mateo Cassierra to leave Sochi this summer.

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“He has a contract here for another year, but we understand that the world is changeable and very mobile, everything is possible,” said Fedotov.

“This is an important time for Mateo.

“The guy loves what he does and works selflessly in training. He is professional and disciplined. Most importantly, he has a desire not to stop there, and we will help him in this.”

These comments also come amid reports Rangers could be thrown into a moral and financial dilemma with Mateo Cassierra due to an ambitious price tag attached to the player.

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