Rangers have reportedly opened negotiations with Honduran winger Luis Palma as the Glasgow giants look to seal a £4.4 million transfer.
According to reports, new boss Michael Beale is itching to strengthen his squad at Ibrox after narrowly missing out on the Scottish Premiership title to bitter rivals Celtic.
With several key players poised to depart, Palma has emerged as a potential replacement for Ryan Kent.
Sources claim Rangers have held discussions with Palma’s Greek club Aris FC and have now initiated talks with the player’s representatives.
"“Rangers have started talks with Luis Palma and his side directly,” they wrote on their official Twitter account (12 May).“The Scottish side will offer Aris FC £4.4m transfer fee for the Honduran player. Rangers are already in negotiations with Aris FC.”"
Although spending £4.4 million on a player with no top-flight experience seems risky, Beale appears determined to land his man.
Palma would join Malik Tillman, who is rumoured to cost upwards of £6 million, significantly boosting Rangers’ attacking options at a combined cost of over £10 million.
Rangers launch talks with Luis Palma
With Rangers needing reinforcements in several positions and operating on a purportedly limited budget, investing such a sizable portion in two players seems rather reckless.
That said, player sales should help fund new signings. Moreover, few predicted Morelos and Kent would prove such shrewd acquisitions upon their arrivals.
For now, Beale deserves the fans’ and club’s backing to shape his squad. After all, he has earned the opportunity to oversee at least one transfer window.
If he covets Palma, Rangers must have faith in their new gaffer’s judgment. The Honduran starlet could just emerge as another Ibrox gem, spearheading Rangers’ quest to reclaim their crown from Celtic.
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