Rangers-linked Colombian striker Juan Alegria reignited talk of those Ibrox reports after uploading a video of himself watching the club’s 4-3 win over Royal Antwerp.

The South American forward is currently turning out in Finland for FC Honka and he even tagged countryman and Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos in the post on his official Instagram account.

Morelos, 24, has already tread that path from Colombia to the Scandinavian country and then on to Ibrox having signed for the Gers in 2017 from HJK Helsinki.

Morelos has gone on to become an established and vital part of this Rangers side but with persistent speculation over the striker’s future perhaps Alegria can be his long-term replacement.

Alegria, 18, was linked heavily with a move to Rangers in December with the player’s father suggesting a deal for the forward was 90% done.

Rangers were also said to have been tailing the striker for a year before making their move [Daily Record] but as of yet nothing official has been announced by any party involved.

The move is also complicated by reported stipulations relating to player rights with FC Honka said to at the moment only own 60% of Alegria with the player’s family retaining 40%.

However, according to South American journalist Simon Edwards, Rangers will be looking to secure an 80% stake in the player in a part-ownership deal.


The fact Rangers-linked striker Alegria was tuning in suggests that there might be more to come from this story and hopefully the striker enjoyed what he seen in Belgium.

The Gers ran out 4-3 winners in a frenetic, frenzied affair which saw numerous yellow cards, a red, and even 16 combined minutes of injury time at the end of both halves.

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