Two Reasons Revealed for Jose Cordoba’s Rangers Transfer Collapse

Rangers’ pursuit of Panamanian defender Jose Cordoba has ended in disappointment, with English Championship side Norwich City reportedly tabling a more attractive offer.

The 22-year-old had been linked with a move to Ibrox after being given the VIP treatment during a Rangers win. However, Norwich emerged as the frontrunners, willing to pay a reported £3.2 million upfront, a figure that convinced Cordoba’s club. Rangers, according to Bulgarian outlet TEMA Sport, were prepared to match the total fee but with a structure of a lower initial payment and add-ons.

Salary also appeared to be a factor, with reports suggesting Carrow Road offered Cordoba wages of £7,000 per week. Rangers manager Philippe Clement has shifted his focus to other targets following the failed pursuit.

While missing out on Cordoba, Clement has bolstered his squad with the signings of Brazilian left-back Jefte and Colombian winger Oscar Cortes. Cortes, who had a brief loan spell with Rangers earlier this year before suffering an injury, has returned on a season-long loan with an obligation to buy.