Rangers will not be pursuing a move for Sadio Mane-esque Colombian winger Santiago Moreno despite an extensive scouting mission, according to journalist Jordan Campbell.
The Athletic writer covers the Gers extensively and was speaking amid Ibrox links to the 21-year-old America de Cali forward player.
Informa @PSierraR: Rangers FC prepara una oferta de €3 millones por Santiago Moreno (21|🇨🇴), atacante del América de Cali.
👉El campeón de Escocia se suma a un equipo de la MLS y al Norwich City.
📍El cuadro escarlata busca quedarse con un porcentaje de una futura venta. pic.twitter.com/2SV2RrA26d
— Express Futbol (@ExpressFutbolCL) June 29, 2021
Se dispara el rumor del Rangers de Escocía por Santiago Moreno por un costo de 3 Millones de Dólares. Este equipo quería hace poco a Borré. También se habla de un club Inglés por el Santi. Ojalá, solo sean rumores porque @AmericadeCali lo necesita por lo menos este semestre. pic.twitter.com/JnIIVAHUKH
— Ricardo Arce (@ElGatoArceArce) June 26, 2021
Reports coming out of Colombia had previously claimed that Rangers were lining up a bid in the region of £2.1m ($3m) for the player, who was compared to Liverpool’s Sadio Mane by TEAMtalk.
These claims come after Rangers were heavily linked to the player by a number of sources back in May ahead of the summer transfer window.
But now Campbell has played down the suggestion Rangers could move despite the club having scouting operations in Colombia for the last 18 months.
“One player who has been linked is America de Cali winger Santiago Moreno, but I understand there aren’t legs in this one for now,” explains Campbell in his Rangers Mailbag for the Athletic.
“The Colombian is a good prospect at age 21 and would cost less than £2m thanks to a buyout clause but, although the Colombian market is on Rangers have been exploring the last 18 months, this is not one that is on the cards.”
Click the Athletic link above to read more about the club’s transfer plans this summer.
Whilst Moreno won’t be joining Rangers, the Gers did announce one major signing this week with the player a major statement of intent from the Ibrox club.