By Mark Smith

26th Jan, 2020 | 12:00pm

Report: Rangers forward to seal permanent January exit to South American club

Rangers forward Eduardo Herrera is set to seal a permanent exit to Mexican side, Puebla, in the final week of the January window, according to the Daily Record.

It is suggested that fears of the 31-year-old seeing out the final six months of his contract at Ibrox have been eased and that the Gers flop should move back to his home country.

According to the report, the Liga MX club are set to take over the final months of his current deal, with their manager Juan Reynoso Guzman confirming their strong interest recently.

Steven Gerrard has made it very clear that there is no spot for Herrera in his plans in Glasgow, admitting that it is better he finds a home elsewhere.

Herrera cost the Light Blues £1.5million and only ever made 19 appearances for the club. The 31-year-old Mexican international only scored once, with 17 of those outings coming off the bench under Pedro Caixinha.

Rangers confirmed that they will complete the permanent signing of Jermain Defoe in the summer when his contract expires – meaning the Bears will now have two strong options to call upon ahead of Herrera.

Alfredo Morelos has been in scintillating form at Ibrox, and Defoe has been able to take on that baton when the fiery Colombian has been suspended, something which has happened numerous times already.

The forward duo has scored 24 goals between them, with Defoe getting the all-important winner in the 1-0 victory over St. Mirren last time out.

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