An update has emerged on Rangers and their transfer plans, with a striker reportedly being lined up for a move to Ibrox by Giovanni van Bronckhorst…
According to the Sunday Post, the Gers are considering a deal to sign Colombian forward Frank Castaneda this month.
He is a free agent after his contract with Sheriff Tiraspol expired at the start of 2022 and Rangers are said to be one of a number of clubs interested in snapping him up.
Van Bronckhorst must ensure that the club are able to get a deal over the line for the attacker in the coming weeks as he could be a terrific signing.
From a financial standpoint, Castaneda could be a sensational addition as he will not cost a penny in transfer fees. He is currently a free agent and is allowed to join any club of his choice, with his wages being the only hurdle that the club would need to overcome to bring him to Glasgow.
In terms of what he could offer on the pitch, his record throughout his career suggests that he could be an excellent signing. He has produced 105 goals and assists in 139 career appearances for FK Senica and Tiraspol, including an incredible 33 goals and 18 assists in the 2020/21 campaign for the latter.
Of course, it is difficult to gauge the difference in quality between where he has played so far and the Scottish Premiership, but he can only play against what is in front of him and he has shown immense quality in those matches.
The predator has proven that he can score and create goals on a consistent basis and that suggests that he could be a top player for Rangers if he is able to translate his form over to Scotland.
That is why the Gers must work hard to beat off interest from elsewhere to land the 27-year-old on a free transfer to bolster van Bronckhorst’s squad. It is a worthwhile gamble for the club to make given the financial aspect means that they will not lose a huge chunk of money if the move does not work out and he flops at Ibrox. Furthermore, he also holds the potential – given his record for Tiraspol – to make a big splash in Glasgow.