Here are the latest Scottish Premiership transfer rumours of the day as on 31.1.2024.
Oscar Cortes’ contract length at Rangers
Rangers might sign Oscar Cortes on a 4.5-year contract if he impresses them during the loan spell as per various media outlets He’s a 20-year-old winger from Colombia, and if he does well on loan, he could stay with Rangers until 2028.
He’s currently in Glasgow for a medical before finalizing a six-month loan deal from Lens. If all goes smoothly, Rangers have the option to buy him in the summer. Although the exact cost isn’t known, it seems like he could have a long contract with Rangers if things go well this season.
Adam Idah to Celtic
Adam Idah can now join Celtic because Norwich City has found a replacement for the player. The 22-year-old is close to becoming Celtic’s second signing in January, as they discussed a loan move to Parkhead.
Initially, he was talking to an Italian team, Hellas Verona, but changed his mind when he heard that Brendan Rodgers from Celtic was interested. However, Norwich City wouldn’t agree to the deal until they had someone else to take Idah’s place. Last night, they found a replacement in Sydney van Hooijdonk, who had previously been linked to Celtic. The deal, including an option to buy, is expected to be confirmed today, with the Dutch player undergoing a medical.
Serie A clubs interested in Rangers player Cyriel Dessers
Interest is building for Rangers striker Cyriel Dessers from Hellas Verona and Torino, both Serie A clubs according to sources from Italy. The 29-year-old has been scoring a lot of goals for Rangers and is a key player for Philippe Clement’s team. Dessers used to play in Italy for Cremonense, and now there’s real interest in bringing him back to Serie A.
Despite some earlier difficulties at Rangers, Dessers has improved, scoring three goals in the last three games and a total of 12 this season. However, any decision to let him go would consider the limited attacking options at Rangers, with players like Fabio Silva, Abdallah Sima, Danilo, and Kemar Roofe dealing with injuries.
Gustaf Lagerbielke likely to remain at Celtic
Celtic have stopped 23-year-old Swedish player Gustaf Lagerbielke’s loan to Lecce with a chance to buy because another defender, Cameron Carter-Vickers, got injured. The Serie A club is now waiting for a final decision.
Lawrence Shankland yet to renew with Hearts
Lawrence Shankland is taking his time in deciding on an improved contract offer from Hearts, even though they want to secure him for the long term. The captain of the Scottish Premiership club Hearts has attracted interest from Rangers after scoring 14 goals in 23 Scottish Premiership games this season.
It’s apparent Hearts wants to end this saga, but Shankland hasn’t made a decision yet. He still has 17 months left on his current contract, and Hearts won’t likely sell him unless they get a very good offer. Very interesting 30+ hours left in the transfer window.