Rangers move for Jose Cifuentes is edging closer by the day with details of his salary now being reported.

The 24-year old powerhouse midfielder is expected to join Michael Beale’s revolution with Kieran Dowell’s recent announcement an indication that the manager isn’t hanging about.

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According to Ecuadorian media outlet Bola, via The Daily Record, Rangers are set to hand Jose Cifeuentes a sizeable wage rise to bring him to Scotland:

“Bola report that a $700,000-per-year (£567,000) deal has been settled on by Rangers and the 24-year-old, and marks a “considerable increase” on the salary he was receiving in America – breaking down at £10,000-per-week.

“In the latest announcement of MLS salaries it was stated that Cifuentes rakes in around $511,750 per year (£410,000) which equates to just over £7,900-a-week.”

The report also claims that with terms agreed, only a suitable fee needs to be reached between the two sides.

Jose Cifuentes represents good value for money for Rangers

A 25% wage rise is not to be sniffed at and for all that £10k per week is a lot of money, for Rangers, it is a positive sign.

Steven Davis is currently on £8k per week but Cifuentes, on just a bit more, would be considered a key player moving forwards.

This is the sort of business that Michael Beale needs to get right this summer.

Getting better value for money.

Alfredo Morelos and Ryan Kent were reportedly on a combined salary of over £50k per week, add Glen Kamara and that’s £70k per week, then if Filip Helander and Kemar Roofe are considered it’s over £100k.

And what did we get in return?

Five key players and how many winning performances between them?

How many man of the match awards or game changing moments?

The wage bill has to come down, as does the size of the squad, but there is a lot of wastage there too.

Rangers making signings like Jose Cifuentes is smart both on, and off the pitch.

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