It seems Rangers are about to lose the race for Benfica full-back David Jurasek, meaning Philippe Clément will have to look elsewhere for new defender.
Just yesterday, we covered reports from Germany which said Hoffenheim had joined the competition for the 23-year-old’s winter signing.
Now as written by Portuguese newspaper Record, the Rangers target is indeed on his way to sign for the Bundesliga side and not heading to Ibrox.
It’s said Jurasek will play for Hoffenheim on a loan until the end of the season, with a buying option for an amount which is still to be revealed.
That’s why the possibility of a winter move showed up, and Rangers were claimed to be one of the clubs in contact for his signing.
With the Eagles just wanting him gone, either a loan or a permanent transfer would work, so the interested clubs could get pretty creative with their bids.
There haven’t been any reports about an official attempt from Rangers, though, and it seems Hoffenheim worked fast to close the deal, leaving Philippe Clément and others at Ibrox to look elsewhere if they were indeed interested.