Rangers fans are still waiting for movement on a potential deal for Juan Alegria which had looked to be sewn up ahead of the January transfer window.

Back in December 2020, the Daily Record claimed that the Gers had been watching Alegria for a full year and that he was closing in on a switch to Ibrox from Finnish club FC Honka.

Rangers v Celtic - Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard confirmed he was aware of Alegria and a transfer was expected in the January window. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Steven Gerrard confirmed that the club were tracking the young striker [Glasgow Times] and the player’s father said a deal was ‘90%’ complete [Glasgow Live].

Rangers fans got very excited about the potential new arrival after seeing footage of him scoring five goals in a single game for Colombia U20s against the Czech Republic.

However, the January window came and went without an announcement and the trail appears to have gone cold.

 

Alegria has barely been mentioned in recent months and he continues to play for Honka in the Veikkausliiga, with their 2021 season only getting underway in late April.

Subscribe to Rangers News TV now

It’s been an underwhelming start to the league campaign for the 19-year-old, too, as he’s failed to score and has only been used as a substitute.

Rangers v Aberdeen - Scottish Premiership

Alegria has been compared to Alfredo Morelos, who also played in Finland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

In fact, he’s currently serving a suspension after being given a straight red card during a 1-0 defeat to SJK last month, despite only coming on in the 85th minute.

Whether Rangers had work permit issues or pulled out of a deal at the last minute is unclear but for now, at least, it looks as though Bears will have to be content with having one Colombian striker at Ibrox.

In other news, Arsenal are reportedly ‘keeping an eye’ on an outstanding Rangers player.

Have something to tell us about this article?