Rangers' Juan Manuel Ortiz to return to Almeria
The Spanish midfielder is returning to his former club on loan, six months after moving to Ibrox.
Juan Manuel Ortiz is to leave Rangers to rejoin Almeria on loan, STV has learned.
The Spanish midfielder, who moved to Scotland in the summer for £500,000, has played just 13 times for Ally McCoist’s side.
Ortiz is on his way to Spain to hold talks with his former side, with a view to completing a move before Tuesday’s transfer deadline.
The 29-year-old, signed a three year contract when he joined Rangers six months ago.
At the time of Ortiz's move to Ibrox, Almeria's sporting director, Alberto Benito, told STV the player would be difficult to replace.
“We are not happy,” he said. “But for him, who is a very good person and player, this is a good move.
“It is important for him to play at a big club like Glasgow Rangers, who have the chance to play in Champions League.
“For me it is a big problem because I now have to find three players to replace him.”
Ortiz's last appearance for Rangers came in the 2-1 win over St Johnstone on January 14, playing eight minutes as a substitute.