Rangers and Celtic both bolster attack before window shuts

RANGERS and Celtic have both strengthened their attacking options ahead of the transfer deadline in Scotland.

Rangers kicked off deadline day in style, as they struck an agreement with Ligue 1 side RC Lens for Oscar Cortes.

The Colombian winger has struggled for game time in France since his arrival from Millonarios last summer, having featured just four times.

The 20-year-old becomes the third and final addition of the winter transfer window, following the arrivals of Fabio Silva on loan from Wolves, and Mohamed Diomande on loan from Danish side Nordsjaelland.

Cortes is a welcome addition at Ibrox as they chase down cross-city rivals Celtic at the top of the Scottish Premiership table.

Rangers trail Celtic by five points in the table, but have a game in hand over their rivals which would narrow the gap to two points, if won.

“His skillset will provide welcome competition to our forward line,” said Rangers boss Philippe Clement.

“I believe he will be a big asset to the squad as we fight across three fronts for the remainder of this season.” he added.

The deal for Cortes includes an option to buy him on a permanent basis in the summer.

Meanwhile, Celtic also added to their attacking options before the transfer window slammed shut, with Norwich City’s Adam Idah joining on loan for the rest of the 2023-24 season.

“It’s such a huge club with such a big history behind it and I can’t even put into words what it’s like to be at Celtic,” said Idah.