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Humiliating transfer knock back for The Clement Revolution

Jose Cordoba won’t be jetting in to sign a lucrative long term contract at Ibrox.

He won’t be getting shown around the state-of-the-art training facilities and he is not the slightest bit interested in Phil Clement’s exciting plans for the future.

Last week Cordoba was being profiled as a cross between Virgil van Dijk and Cameron Carter-Vickers as the hype kicked off hoping to give frustrated bears some optimism going into the Scottish Cup Final.

A deal was all in place with Levski Sofia picking up £3m plus the inevitable add-ons when the Panamanian defender moves on to the EPL.

Underlining the professionalism of the club’s recruitment strategy, Cordoba had watched the home win against Kilmarnock to see where he would fit in with this summer’s Revolution!

The Rangers Review were leading the way with the hype. Apparently Cordoba was the best defender in Bulgaria with various European giants keeping tabs on him, all the usual trimmings that you associate with an underwhelming signing. Similar to last season’s intake of Cyriel Dessers, Sam Lammers, Kieran Dowell and Danilo. Leaking out details to underline just how different things will be for Next Season FC.

And then reality intervened and a sharp u-turn was required. Cordoba has agreed to join Norwich City who don’t have a manager with the Rangers Review again used to present the news in the best possible light.

Just a week ago the same Newsquest site were gushing with:

The Rangers Review revealed earlier this month that Clement was keen on a switch for Levski Sofia star Cordoba after the Panamanian was given a tour of Ibrox and watched the Premiership victory over Kilmarnock.

Reports in Bulgaria have credited Norwich City with an interest in Cordoba but it is understood that Rangers remain in the driving seat to secure his services.

Clement admitted last week that he was preparing for the ‘end of a cycle’ this summer as several established members of his squad – including Borna Barisic, John Lundstram and Kemar Roofe – get set to leave Ibrox. There are also doubts over another handful of first team stars after Clement’s side blew their Premiership title bid in the closing weeks of the campaign.

The arrival of Cordoba would strengthen Rangers in the centre-back position and Jefte will fill the void vacated by Barisic as he closes in on a switch to Trabzonspor.

There will be no arrival of Cordoba, it looks like interest in him was used to deflect away from signing Jefte who has just finished a season on loan in Cyprus having never played a competitive game in Brazil, he will be replacing former Juventus and Roma transfer target Barisic who leaves Ibrox as a free agent.

With special access to Ibrox insiders it seems that the Rangers Review are quite content to publish whatever they are instructed.

Just under a year ago they came up with the Tillman sell on clause which was eye watering stuff. Apparently Bayern Munich had paid a fee for Malik Tillman to go on loan during the 22/23 season and would be sending a 10% cut of any futire transfer fee to Ibrox.

Like Cordoba, Tillman decided that he didn’t want to jeopardize his career at the Ibrox Tribute Act. Admitting that reality isn’t going to go down well with bears as they brace themselves for an epic chapter in The Banter Years with Celtic Going for 55 when the new season kicks off in August.

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