Rangers Close to Securing First Summer Signing, with Defender Jose Cordoba

Rangers are reportedly on the verge of securing their first summer signing, with Panamanian defender Jose Cordoba poised to make the switch from Levski Sofia for a fee of £3 million, according to The Daily Record.

The 22-year-old center back was surprisingly omitted from Levski Sofia’s latest matchday squad despite being fully fit, fueling speculation about his imminent departure. Rangers’ interest in Cordoba is well-documented, with manager Philippe Clement having reportedly held talks with the player and even inviting him to attend a recent Ibrox fixture.

Cordoba’s arrival is expected to be the first of many changes for the Gers this summer. With as many as 11 players approaching the end of their contracts, Rangers’ squad could see a significant overhaul. Notably, veteran defenders Borna Barisic and Leon Balogun are both out of contract, leaving potential voids to fill at the back.

Despite boasting the Scottish Premiership’s stingiest defense this season with only 27 goals conceded, bolstering the backline and attacking options is seen as crucial for Rangers to challenge arch-rivals Celtic for the Premiership title. The acquisition of Cordoba, therefore, appears to be a strategic move by Clement, with £3 million considered a reasonable price for the promising defender.