Oscar Cortes, the Colombian winger, has recently made his move to Rangers on loan from French club Lens. The 20-year-old’s transfer is one of the notable mid-season acquisitions by the Scottish side as they look to bolster their squad for a strong finish in the league.
Cortes joins alongside Fabio Silva and Mohamed Diomande as new faces at Ibrox. His arrival follows productive discussions with manager Philippe Clement, who played a pivotal role in convincing him that Rangers was the right step in his career.
Rangers have secured an option to make Cortes’ deal permanent after this season, signaling their confidence in his abilities. Despite encountering issues with Brazilian left-back Jefte’s signing, Rangers managed to fend off late interest in key players Ridvan Yilmaz and keeper Jack Butland.
Expressing his excitement about joining Rangers, Cortes highlighted the club’s rich history and tradition as well as his eagerness to contribute towards achieving their goals for the season. He looks forward to thrilling fans with his style of play which caught attention during his time at Millonarios and later at Lens.
Manager Philippe Clement sees Cortes as a significant addition who will bring competition and depth to their attacking options. Nils Koppen, Director of Recruitment at Rangers, mentioned that Cortes had been on their radar due to his impressive performances in South America and believes he can further develop under their guidance.
The strategic moves made by Rangers during this transfer window demonstrate their intent on strengthening the team across all fronts as they vie for success domestically and beyond.