Rangers Mull Over Permanent Deal for Loanee Oscar Cortes

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Transfer Talks on the Horizon

Rangers are poised to enter discussions regarding the future of Oscar Cortes, the Lens loanee, as the club contemplates converting his temporary stay into a full-time commitment.

Assessing Cortes’ Impact at Ibrox

Despite not making waves to the extent of fellow loanee Abdallah Sima, Cortes is on Rangers’ radar for a permanent transfer. The club has the advantage of an option-to-buy clause for the Colombian winger, though it remains to be seen if he has met the criteria to trigger the purchase automatically.

Financial Deliberations for Philippe Clement

Rangers’ manager Philippe Clement faces a financial puzzle as he considers incorporating Cortes into his squad for the next season. With a budget to balance, the decision to sign Cortes is not just about his performance but also about the overall strategy for team enhancements.

Cortes’ Tepid Loan Spell

Since joining Rangers on loan, Cortes has had a modest output, contributing one goal and two assists across seven matches. His season was also marred by a muscle injury that sidelined him during the crucial final weeks of the Scottish Premiership, where rivals Celtic ultimately secured the championship.

Summer Squad Revamp in the Works

With a “big” rebuild on the cards, Clement is looking to restructure the Rangers squad to challenge Celtic’s dominance. This overhaul may mean Cortes’ potential signing should align with the club’s broader transfer strategy and financial capabilities.

Other Transfer Movements Expected

While Cortes’ future hangs in the balance, Rangers have seemingly decided against pursuing Fabio Silva, who, unlike Cortes, did not make a strong enough impression to warrant a permanent deal. The club is also anticipating the departure of John Lundstram, with rumors suggesting an imminent exit.

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