Rangers appear to be closing in on signing Jose Cifuentes after Ross Wilson first identified the LAFC midfielder.
That is according to the Daily Record, who claim that Rangers are now close to wrapping up personal terms with Cifuentes.
It’s stated that Stefan Jarrin – the midfielder’s agent – travelled to Glasgow earlier this month for direct talks with Rangers.
Jarrin is now set to finalise the deal with Cifuentes moving ever closer to his Rangers switch.
The question becomes just when Cifuentes will make his move to Ibrox.
The midfielder is out of contract at the end of the year, meaning he is entering the final six months of his deal very soon.
Rather than lose Cifuentes for nothing, LAFC seem ready to sell – but it will be down to Rangers to find the right price.
Ross Wilson played a role in Rangers going for Jose Cifuentes
This move looks like an exciting one for Rangers.
Cifuentes has proven himself to be an all-action midfielder over in Major League Soccer and his resale value makes him very appealing.
The 24-year-old can now help Rangers’ midfield regeneration, joining Nicolas Raskin and Todd Cantwell.
Interestingly, The Record’s report claims that Ross Wilson played a key role in the pursuit of Cifuentes.
It’s stated that Wilson was ‘tipped off’ about a move for Cifuentes and Michael Beale has kept the pursuit going.
Wilson of course left Rangers for a shock move to Nottingham Forest in April, leaving a hole in Rangers’ recruitment process.
Beale has taken on greater responsibility though and has decided that Cifuentes is the man for him.
Rangers were never going to rip up their summer plans even though Wilson left, instead pressing on having put in so much work.
Wilson’s record at Rangers was pretty mixed but Cifuentes could end up being something of a parting gift from the Scot.