Oscar Cortes Provides Update on Rangers Future as Negotiations for Ibrox Stay Continue

Colombian winger Oscar Cortes has revealed that discussions are ongoing between Rangers and his club Lens regarding a permanent move to Ibrox.

Cortes joined the Gers on loan in January and quickly impressed manager Philippe Clement with his performances before a hamstring injury prematurely ended his season.

“Me and my agents are keeping tabs on the negotiations that are taking place,” Cortes told journalist Pipe Sierra on Kick (22 May). “We will see what happens. I’m talking to my agents and also to Lens and Rangers. Let’s see what happens. I am waiting.”

The 20-year-old’s injury absence highlighted Rangers’ struggles with player fitness throughout the season, prompting Clement to prioritize squad depth during the summer transfer window.

“The injury issues that Rangers have suffered this season have been genuinely unbelievable,” the article states. “The manager will be keen to ensure he isn’t left short again and there will be a host of changes within the squad this summer.”

With loan deals for Fabio Silva and potentially Abdallah Sima nearing completion, Cortes represents a valuable opportunity for Rangers.

“His pace, creativity, quality and ability to play on both wings could be vital,” the article continues. “He took to the league and team brilliantly, so it would be great to see what he could produce over the course of a full season.”