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2nd Jun, 2017 | 2:32pm

Rangers close in on nine-time Mexico ace, one step from clinching deal - report

By Will Butcher

Rangers are closing in on their third summer signing in Mexico striker Eduardo Herrera, according to a report.

Mexican outlet Mediotempo claim the 28-year-old forward is only awaiting clearance from the Scottish FA in order to complete a move to the 54-time Scottish champions.

It is believed that as Herrera is a player from outside of Europe, he must adhere to special criteria in order to obtain a work permit ahead of his move to Ibrox.

Herrera, who currently plays in the top tier of Mexican football for Pumas, has been on loan with domestic rivals Veracruz since January 2017.

Herrera appeared to be a regular in the Pumas side before moving to Veracruz, where he has scored three goals in 13 league and cup encounters for his temporary side.

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However, the nine-time Mexico international is set to team up with Gers manager Pedro Caixinha for a second time after the duo’s time together at Santos Laguna back in 2013-14.

The Gers have already completed two signings this summer in veteran defender Bruno Aleves and ex-Aberdeen skipper Ryan Jack, with Carlos Pena also closing in on a move.

Football Insider verdict:

Caixinha needs a complete reshuffle in the final third. Martyn Waghorn, Joe Garner and Joe Dodoo have all failed too provide the kind of quality in the final third this season, which saw Celtic finish a huge 39 points clear in the Scottish Premiership. In order to close the gap between n themselves and Old Firm rivals Celtic, the Gers must bring in new, more prolific firepower to Ibrox and with the knowledge of how Herrera can play from their time together at Laguna, Caixinha could be about to strike the deal of the summer in the form of Veracruz’s number 15.

In other Rangers transfer news, Jack has revealed this is what he has heard about the Glasgow outfit’s summer transfer business.

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