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Rangers new boy Oscar Cortes claims a series of heart to heart talks with Philippe Clement convinced him to move to Scotland.
The 20-year-old Colombian winger became the Ibrox club’s third January capture following the arrivals of Fabio Silva and Mohamed Diomande when he signed on loan from French club Lens until the end of the season. Rangers have an option to make the deal permanent.
While a move to sign Brazilian left-back Jefte ran into trouble, Rangers repelled late interest in Ridvan Yilmaz and keeper Jack Butland before the window closed.
Delighted to tie up his move to Glasgow Colombian international Cortes said: ‘I am very honoured and privileged to be signing for Rangers.
‘I have heard a lot about the history and tradition of Rangers, and I have had positive conversations with the manager who said I can help the team reach their goals this season.
Colombian winger Oscar Cortes has joined Rangers on loan from Ligue 1 side Lens
The 20-year-old revealed a series of conversations with Philippe Clement led him to the Gers
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‘I am really excited to join up with my teammates and hopefully exciting the fans with my style of play.’
Cortes made his debut for Colombian side Millonarios days after his 18th birthday. After making an impression in the Copa Libertadores last year, he made the move to France to join Lens ahead of their return to the Champions League.
‘I am really delighted to add Oscar to our squad,’ said Philippe Clement.
‘Our discussions have been really positive, and I believe he will be a big asset to the squad as we fight across three fronts for the remainder of this season.
‘Oscar is really enthusiastic about our aims and ambitions as a team, and his skillset will provide welcome competition to our forward line.’
Director of Recruitment Nils Koppen revealed: ‘Oscar had been on our radar for a long time and was one of the best performers at the South American under-20 Championship. He quickly became…