By Mike Slater

12th Jul, 2022 | 8:15am

Rangers beat clubs in England and France to sign Rabbi Matondo, only formalities left

Rangers just need to complete some formalities before they can confirm the prize signing of Schalke winger Rabbi Matondo, according to the Scottish Daily Mail.

The newspaper has reported in their print edition [12 July, pg. 70], that the Bears have beaten clubs from France as well as England for the Welsh wizard.

It is said that Rangers are now on the brink of announcing the deal which could be worth up to £2.5million, with Matondo set to hit the accelerator on his career at Ibrox.

Matondo spent last season on loan at Cercle Brugge in Belgium, impressing immensely.

The owners of the club wanted to make that move permanent while in Monaco, but the winger had already been attracting interest from elsewhere by that stage.

The Welsh international and his camp wanted to reach a higher level than mid-table football in Belgium, and it looks as though they have certainly done that.

Matondo will now have guaranteed European football each week, and the chance to fight for every last piece of silverware in Scotland, the perfect motivation.

Here We Go.

This one is basically done, with a medical also suggested to be imminent.

When Schalke themselves confirmed that Matondo was being left out of their pre-season training camp for transfer talks, everyone know it was basically a done deal.

It isn’t often you see a club be that open regarding transfer talks, and now it is down to Ross Wilson and his team to tie up these loose ends as soon as possible.

Rangers have always been heavyweights in Europe, but it looks as though some people have needed the reminder in these last few seasons, where we have dominated Celtic and their efforts of progress – where they have made literally none.

Giovanni van Bronckhorst is looking for more skill and speed in the final third, and he looks to have that in the bag now, with another Ryan Kent-style player on the way.

This one will hopefully now get wrapped up quickly.

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