By Mike Slater

9th Jul, 2022 | 12:00pm

Sky Sports: Rangers close in on deal for Rabbi Matondo, transfer could cost £1.7million

Rangers are close to securing the major transfer of Schalke winger Rabbi Matondo, according to Sky Sports.

It is reported that the Bears will likely name the Welsh international as their fourth major new transfer arrival at the club, and will hope to make even more additions after.

GOAL France journalist Marc Mechenoua has reported that a deal could be worth up to £1.7million with Rangers starting to splash the cash in this window.

Writing in their live blog on Saturday morning (09 July, 11:29 am), Sky Sports shared the news that all Bears will be delighted to see as another deal closes in.

“Rangers are closing in on a deal to sign Schalke winger Rabbi Matondo,” they wrote.

“He would become the fourth arrival at Ibrox after Antonio Colak, John Souttar and international teammate Tom Lawrence with Rangers hopeful of making further additions to their squad over the course of the transfer window.”

Plain sailing.

Wow, Rangers have been on fire this week.

After Tom Lawrence was secured within 48 hours of the link emerging, it looks as though the same could happen with Matondo in another attacking reinforcement.

Ross Wilson has clearly put his foot down, and the impending exit of Joe Aribo in a package worth up to £10million may have something to do with that.

These are very smart additions too.

Matondo has shined in England and Germany, so will bring European pedigree to Ibrox for the minuscule price of below £2million, despite costing much more previously.

A move for Amad Diallo again has been crossed off, and with Aaron Ramsey also leaving, there are spaces to be filled, and they are being so rapidly.

The jet-heeled Welsh wizard will bring great skill as well as pace, something that will frighten defender, but no doubt delight us all in the stands.

Get this done ASAP.

In other Rangers news, the Bears are set to have funds released for major new transfer activity with one exit now all but done