Rangers Midfielder Jose Cifuentes Set for Turkish Switch as Offers Pile Up

Rangers FC has officially accepted an offer from Rizespor for their talented midfielder, Jose Cifuentes. The 24-year-old is on the brink of a move to the Turkish top-flight, set to join on loan with a potential £2 million option to buy at the end of the season. This move comes amidst significant interest from other clubs across Europe and South America, according to reports from the Scottish Sun On Sunday.

In another transfer development, Rangers’ left-back, Ridvan Yilmaz, has agreed to a move to Galatasaray. However, negotiations have hit a snag as minor issues persist in reaching a final agreement. Galatasaray is keen on securing an option to buy the 22-year-old, a demand that the Scottish Premiership outfit is currently reluctant to fulfill, as reported by Sabah.

Despite interest from various quarters, no fresh bids have been submitted for Turkish left-back Ridvan Yilmaz, who played a crucial role in Rangers’ recent 1-0 league victory over St Mirren, as reported in the print edition of Sunday Mail.

Meanwhile, Heart of Midlothian head coach Steven Naismith expresses confidence in retaining striker Lawrence Shankland as the January transfer window draws to a close. Rangers scouts were present at Tynecastle to witness Shankland’s performance in the recent win over Aberdeen, where the 28-year-old Scotland striker found the back of the net, as disclosed by the Scottish Sun On Sunday.

Addressing recent communication issues, Hearts head coach Steven Naismith places the responsibility on Rangers’ internal communications regarding Philippe Clement’s alleged lack of awareness of the full extent of Alex Lowry’s injury upon the midfielder’s return to Ibrox at the end of the 20-year-old’s loan. This information comes from Football Scotland.

In the international transfer scene, former Rangers centre-half David Bates, with 18 months remaining on his contract at Mechelen in Belgium, appears to be on the brink of a move to Konyaspor. The Turkish club has reportedly submitted an undisclosed offer for the 27-year-old, according to the Scottish Sun On Sunday.