An update has emerged on Rangers’ transfer plans, regarding Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s efforts to bring a winger to Ibrox in January…
According to Spanish outlet Noticias de Gipuzkoa, the Gers have made an enquiry over a potential deal to sign Pablo Torre from Racing Santander.
The report claims that Real Madrid and Valencia are also keen on the youngster, who could be available for a fee of £2.1m (€2.5m).
Fans will, firstly, be buzzing with this update as it suggests that the club are working on procuring a deal for the young talent. They have already made an enquiry and it remains to be seen whether they will follow that up with a bid, but it does show that there is a serious degree of interest there.
The supporters would be delighted to see Torre in Glasgow as he is a talented teenager with experience in professional football whilst having the potential to improve further. He has already shown glimpses of quality for Racing, with seven goals and 11 assists to date at senior level, showing that he could come in and make an instant impact at Ibrox.
Torre, who has been called Racing’s “conductor”, could, therefore, be a player the fans take a shine to straight away as he is someone who can score and assist goals on a regular basis. He has shown, in Spain at least, that he can be a difference-maker in the final third and Gers fans would surely enjoy watching him work his magic at the top end of the pitch in the second half of the campaign.
At the age of 18, he is also still in the early stages of his career and the supporters would undeniably love to watch his development over the years. They would enjoy seeing him make progress on the pitch under van Bronckhorst, whilst scoring and creating goals in the Premiership to help Rangers win the league title.
Therefore, the Dutch head coach and Ross Wilson must now work hard to ensure that they can get a £2.1m deal over the line for Torre this month. Real and Valencia’s interest could complicate matters, but the Gers can offer him Europa League football and the potential of regular game time – if van Bronckhorst is willing to give it to him.