Rangers are reportedly in talks to sign Luis Palma and fellow Honduras international Edwin Rodriquez is backing the winger to move away from the Greek Super League after shining at Aris. 

According to claims coming out of Greece this week, Palma is not just a Rangers target. He is their ‘number one’ target. 

Sport24 say that the Ibrox giants have sent scouts to watch the 23-year-old in action on numerous occasions throughout 2022/23. They have now opened talks, in the hope that – by acting speedily and decisively – they can fight off competition from all corners of the footballing globe. 

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Palma’s agent admitted over the weekend that the number of suitors for Palma’s signature had reached double figures. 

And Rodriguez, who plays alongside Palma for Honduras and Aris, believes his jet-heeled compatriot deserves an opportunity to showcase his talents to a wider audience. 

Will Rangers win the race to sign Luis Palma?

“He is doing very well. I think, during my time in Greece, he has always showed what he can do,” Rodriguez, on loan at Aris from Olimpia, tells La Prensa. 

“With what he is doing at the moment, he is currently one of the best foreign players in the country. Hopefully he can be given a better chance to be at a better team.”

Palma has 13 goals and eight assists this term; cutting in from the left wing to devastating effect. One pundit believes he is the best striker of a ball anywhere in the Greek top-flight with Palma, who models his game on Cristiano Ronaldo, potentially viewed at Rangers as a replacement for the out-of-contract Ryan Kent. 

Aris are currently fifth in the table, and well-placed to secure Conference League qualification.

At Rangers, however, Palma may be offered the opportunity to thrive on a far bigger stage. Rangers, should they progress through a gruelling qualification stage, will join rivals Celtic in the Champions League again next term. 

SDNA say that Palma is likely to cost around £4.5 million.

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