After parting ways with Alfredo Morelos, Rangers are reportedly on the verge of securing another Colombian talent. Oscar Cortes, a promising winger who debuted for Colombia’s national team last year, is at the center of transfer talks.
Cortes caught attention in Europe after his move from Millonarios to Lens for an estimated £4 million. However, he might be set for another shift as reports suggest a loan deal to Rangers is in the works.
The 20-year-old was initially rumored to be en route to Glasgow to finalize terms, but this has since been clarified. ESPN’s Julian Capera revealed that there is a “agreement between Lens and Rangers FC for Colombian Oscar Cortes to go on loan with an option to buy.”
Nathan Joyes, another expert on South American football, expressed optimism about Cortes’ potential impact at Rangers. Despite limited playtime in France, Cortes’ attributes – directness, impressive stride, skillful footwork, and scoring ability – have made him a player to watch.
If the deal goes through, Cortes would become the third addition for Rangers during this window. His arrival could also provide depth on the right wing due to Abdallah Sima’s extended injury absence.
While his tenure in Ligue 1 has been brief thus far, Cortes has managed both a goal and an assist across four appearances. He’s also continued developing at international level with Colombia’s under-23 squad.
As negotiations progress and anticipation builds among fans and experts alike, all eyes will be on how this young Colombian adapts should he join the Scottish Premiership side.