MICHAEL BEALE has revealed that it is just a 'matter of time' before Jose Cifuentes completes his move to Rangers to become the ninth arrival of the summer at Ibrox.

Beale saw his side round off their pre-season schedule with a 2-2 draw away to Hoffenheim on Saturday as James Tavernier netted from the spot and Sam Lammers headed home to complete a second half comeback.

Striker Danilo made his debut off the bench after clinching a £5million move from Feyenoord to add further firepower to the Ibrox attack ahead of the new Premiership campaign and upcoming Champions League qualifiers.

Now midfielder Cifuentes is poised to clinch his own switch and arrive in Glasgow after several weeks of productive talks with Los Angeles FC that have resulted in an agreement being reached to bring the Ecuadorian on board.

Beale said: "It’s going to be a matter of days. The talks are ongoing and LA has been excellent to deal with throughout.

"I’ve been close to the deal throughout and close to the talks. There are visas and medicals when coming across but we will hopefully have good news in a couple of days. It’s going to happen, but it’s just a matter of time.

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"He’s coming over from LA to Glasgow so there’s acclimatisation in a number of aspects. Let’s allow the boy to get in as he’s not just here for the day, he’s here for the future.

"He’s a really good player, box-to-box and he can play as a No.8 or No.6. He’s been playing from Christmas down but there’s been a break in the MLS for a couple of weeks and that’ll be good for him.

"We don’t want him to be playing for the full year so the week off has been good to him. I’ve been on the phone and watching him do some work.

"We are excited to have him here but let’s see when he’s here and settled into the team. He’s a player that can take us to another level."