Rangers should move to sign Champions League striker Frank Castaneda right now
Alfredo Morelos scored yet another goal for Rangers last night as they beat Hibernian 2-0 at Ibrox but things aren’t all rosy in attack for Giovanni van Bronckhorst.
Morelos was called up to the Colombian national team in January and the Light Blues struggled heavily in his absence, drawing at Ross County before being comfortably beaten by Celtic in the Old Firm derby.
If only there was a striker available right now to back up the 25-year-old when he can’t play for the Gers or needs a rest.
Oh, there is? Brilliant!
Sheriff Tiraspol didn’t renew Frank Castaneda’s short term contract which has left him free to sign for any team that comes in for him.
Rangers were linked with a January move for Castaneda [Sunday Post] but a move never materialised.
The 27-year-old, also from Colombia, has been a revelation for the Moldovan champions and it was a surprise to see him left without a club after his successes with the Transnistria-based club.
He scored 42 goals in just 74 games during his two years at the club, including two strikes in the Champions League.
So to have him available right now, for no fee is a great opportunity and one that van Bronckhorst needs to take.
We have already seen both Cedric Itten and Kemar Roofe try to fill the void left by Morelos when he doesn’t play and it isn’t good viewing for Rangers fans, they need another option.
Castaneda’s Champions League experience could prove vital for the Light Blues as they push to reach the competition via the Scottish Premiership this season.
Being of the same nationality as Morelos could also see the pair develop a fruitful partnership that could blossom into the most potent strike force in the country.