Jose Cifuentes deal finally set to be sealed today

Rangers’ longest running transfer looks set to conclude today with the signing of Jose Cifuentes, according to reports.

Andy Newport of the Daily Record reported last night that Ecuador international was flying into Glasgow today to complete the final details on a four-year deal from LAFC.

This came just hours after Michael Beale told fans in attendance at the club’s open training to watch the arrivals at Glasgow Airport over the coming days.

The deal for Cifuentes is believed to be in the region of £1.2m and will end a transfer saga that has been ongoing since May.

Transfer news supremo Fabrizo Romano, in combination with The 4th Official, first reported on May 18th that Rangers and LAFC were in advanced talks for the midfielder, who played 19 teams in the MLS this season, scoring one and assisting three.

It would then take until this Sunday for a deal to be all but completed, as confirmed by the ever-reliable Four Lads Had A Dream.

Jose Cifuentes will become the club’s ninth summer signing, following the arrivals of Kieran Dowell, Dujon Sterling, Jack Butland, Sam Lammers, Leon Balogun, Abdallah Sima, Cyriel Dessers and Danilo, although he isn’t expected to be available in time for Saturday’s trip to Kilmarnock in the 2023/24 Scottish Premiership opener.

Attention will likely now turn to ongoings at Ibrox, with Glen Kamara, Scott Wright and Fashion Sakala all being strongly linked with moves away.