Rangers eyeing £4.4m move for talented Honduran attacker

GREECE - August 25: Headshot of Luis Palma of Aris F.C. on Augsut 25, 2022 in Greece. (Photo by MB Media/Getty Images)
GREECE - August 25: Headshot of Luis Palma of Aris F.C. on Augsut 25, 2022 in Greece. (Photo by MB Media/Getty Images) /

Luis Palma will reportedly cost Rangers a steep £4.4million should the Glasgow giants sign the talented Honduran attacker after scouting him on several occasions recently, according to reports from Sport Dog.

The 23-year-old forward, currently plying his trade with Greek side Aris Thessaloniki, has attracted strong interest from a number of clubs due to his impressive form this campaign.

Aris have already rejected three offers for Palma, with the bids increasing in value each time.

Rangers have watched Palma in action at least twice, but will have to meet his €5million price tag to bring him to Ibrox, Sport Dog claims.

Anderlecht, Dynamo Kiev and an unnamed Major League Soccer club have all made offers for Palma, with the Belgian outfit’s €3million bid the highest so far. However, the door remains open for Rangers to make their move.

There is also reported interest in Palma from clubs in Brazil, Germany and France. The Honduras international has netted 10 goals in all competitions this term, with his value “skyrocketing” since joining Aris for €200,000 two years ago.

Rangers weigh up move for in-form Luis Palma

Clearly, Rangers must hold a strong interest in Palma if they have scouted him on multiple occasions.

And the attacker seems to have enough quality to attract various clubs to table offers for his services already.

However, Beale will need to be certain Palma can make an impact in Rangers’ first team, likely as a replacement for Ryan Kent, to splash out such a hefty fee.

A six-cap Honduras international, Palma has scored or assisted virtually every other game across 31 appearances in all competitions this campaign.

Whether he can translate that form to the Scottish Premiership, especially in Old Firm derbies, will be crucial if Rangers are to seriously consider paying upwards of £4.4million to sign him.

While there should be room in Rangers’ wage bill following the exits of several players whose deals are expiring, the actual transfer budget may be limited.

And with Rangers needing multiple additions, a couple may need to arrive on free transfers or cut-price deals. However, if there is scope to negotiate, Palma’s upward trajectory suggests he could be an astute addition at Ibrox.

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