Rangers to sign Spanish teen star


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RANGERS will unveil another super senor - three days after selling Spanish ace Carlos Cuellar.

Wonderkid Aaron Niguez will fly into Scotland and is expected to sign on loan from Valencia for a season

Aaron, 19, could fill Rangers' problem right midfield berth and can also play up front.

Ibrox fans, furious at the s8million sale of Cuellar to Aston Villa, will hope boss Walter Smith has unearthed another diamond.

Aaron arrives highly rated having been linked last year with moves to Chelsea, Arsenal, Real Madrid and AC Milan.

He made his Valencia debut against Roma in the Champions League in 2006 and spent last season on loan to Spanish second division side Xerez before joining Iraklis in January.

Aaron bagged three goals in 12 games and looked set to pen a new deal with the Greeks.

But he's decided to try his luck in Scotland and comes with a view to signing a permanent deal, although that could cost Rangers the bulk of the cash they scooped for Cuellar.

Aaron has been capped by Spain at Under-17 and Under-19 level and starred in the side that won the Under-19 European Championship last year.

He caught the eye performing for a European Under-18 select against African youths where he outshone Barcelona superkid Bojan Krkic.

Rangers fans are desperate to see new faces and they'll hope Aaron lives up to the billing.


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Rangers have signed 19-year-old attacking midfielder Aaron Niguez Esclapez on a two-year deal with the option to purchase the player.

Esclapez joined Valencia as a youth and played against AS Roma in the 2006 Champions League.

The Spaniard has been on loan at Iraklis FC in the Greek Super League since the start of the 2007 season.

He was also a member of the Spanish under-19 side that won the 2007 Uefa European Under-19 championship.

He is set to arrive in Glasgow on Thursday for a medical and agree personal terms of the deal.