Rangers have approached exciting Racing Santander starlet Pablo Torre and they could land him for as little as £1.7m, according to Noticias de Gipuzkoa.
Rangers’ interest in Torre was first mooted last week by the Daily Record.
It was asserted that the Gers, along with other top clubs in Spain and Italy, were monitoring the 18-year-old attacking midfielder, with the player’s release clause said to be in the region of £4m.
This latest report from Noticias de Gipuzkoa backs up some of that information and adds a little extra.
They assert that the Gers, Real Sociedad, Valencia and Real Madrid have all made approaches, and then suggest that while Torre’s release clause is actually around the £6.7m mark, he could be available for much less.
Racing aren’t the force they once were, now in the third tier and struggling financially.
Therefore, it’s claimed that they may actually accept something in the region of £1.7m to £2.1m.
Should Rangers swoop for Pablo Torre?
If Torre’s release clause really is closer to £7m than £4m, it would be far too much for Rangers to pay for a young player who’s still largely unproven at senior level.
However, the smaller fees suggested later in the report would be much more manageable.
The stature of the other clubs said to be keen on the teenager give an indication of his talent, while his returns of three goals and five assists in the Spanish third tier so far this season are encouraging.
Rangers may be able to offer him a more realistic path to regular first-team football than the other clubs who have been credited with interest and the Spain U19 international could be worth taking a punt on, particularly if Rangers sell one or two assets this month.