Report: Rangers exploring move for forward with 19 goal involvements
Rangers are interested in signing Frank Castaneda, according to a report from the Sunday Post, with Giovanni van Bronckhorst able to bring the forward to Ibrox on a free transfer.
James Sands has, so far, been the Gers’ only addition during the January transfer window. The American has arrived on a loan deal that is set to run until the end of next season. Rangers have the option to make the deal permanent.
The Sunday Post reports that they now have their eye on Castaneda. The 27-year-old is a free agent after leaving Sheriff Tiraspol at the end of last year.
With Sheriff, Castaneda played in the Champions League group-stages this season. And he was part of the side that stunned Real Madrid at the Bernabeu. In fact, he captained the side that night in the Spanish capital.
In total, he scored nine goals and contributed 10 assists last year. The large majority came from the left-wing, but he also featured on the opposite flank and up front.
His only full season with the Moldovan side saw Castaneda score 28 goals in 35 appearances. So it would certainly be a coup for Rangers to bring him to Ibrox in the coming weeks.
Signing Castaneda could help Rangers across the line in Scottish Premiership title race
Rangers face a daunting task in the next round of the Europa League. Borussia Dortmund lie ahead in the last 32 for van Bronckhorst’s men.
Castaneda will certainly be able to make a big contribution in the league. The Colombian has been prolific for a number of years.
Rangers are in with a fantastic chance of retaining their title. And signing someone such as Castaneda may only increase the likelihood of a 56th league crown.
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