Rangers’ bid to sign Ghana defender Rashid Sumaila have hit a serious snag…he’s actually under contract for another three years at his club in Kuwait.
The Ibrox club’s new manager Pedro Caixinha admitted last week that he was monitoring 24-year-old Sumalia, who he had on loan at his former club in Qatar, Al-Gharafa.
Reports indicated that Rangers would be able to get him on a free transfer because his contract at parent club Kuwait’s Qadsia SC has expired.
And the player’s representatives also indicated he would love to link up again with Caixinha in Glasgow.
However, Sumalia actually signed a new contract until 2020 just before he went on loan to Qatar and would cost a sizeable transfer fee for the Kuwait City club to allow him to leave the Gulf state.
Qadsia SC stated: “Prior to Rashid Sumalia joining Al-Gharafa on loan, he extended his contract until the year 2020.
“So far we have had no request from Al-Gharafa to take him back on loan again.
“We allowed the player to go on loan to Qatar to help with his development and he is an important player for us in our future plans.”