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ALLY McCOIST today revealed Rangers midfielder Arnold Peralta is currently stranded in Paris - trying to sort out a work visa.

 

 

 

Peralta has failed to return to Glasgow since the end of last season and McCoist admits he has no idea when he is coming back.

 

The Honduran internationalist is in France with his girlfriend attempting to secure the visa he needs for a work permit.

 

The 25-year-old was tipped to leave Ibrox last season after newspaper comments attributed to him appeared in his homeland.

 

He struggled to hold down a regular first team place in League One last season and was quoted as saying he would move on in the summer.

 

The 30-times capped player was due to represent his country at the World Cup Finals in Brazil.

 

However, Peralta suffered a thigh injury in Gers final League One match against Dunfermline.

 

He missed friendlies against Turkey and Israel before being ruled out of his national squad for the tournament in South America.

 

He has not turned up for pre-season training or the tours of either the Highlands or Canada and the United States.

 

But McCoist has confirmed he is fully fit after shaking off his knock and expects him to rejoin his team-mates for the 2014/15 campaign. He is, though, just not sure when that will be.

 

The Gers manager said: "The mystery that is Arnold Peralta is definitely coming back - but when he's coming back, sadly I can't give you a definite on.

 

"He's been in Paris trying to sort a visa. That's where he is at the moment and we're waiting.

 

"The good news is that he's fit - the health issues are long gone. It's just location issues.

 

"We are in dialogue with him, we haven't left him. He just needs to get his visa sorted and that of his girlfriend's. He needs the visa for the work permit. It's not getting it that's the problem - it's the delay that's the issue."

 

Meanwhile, McCoist has revealed that Cammy Bell, Lee McCulloch and Lee Wallace should both be fit for the Petrofac Training Cup game against Hibs at Ibrox tonight.

 

The pair picked up knocks in the pre-season friendly match against Derby County at Pride Park on Saturday.

 

Elsewhere, Seb Faure and Richard Foster, who missed the weekend fixture, could both be available for the first competitive game of this term after resuming training. McCoist said: "The boys came in on Sunday and were iced up, but everyone was training yesterday.

 

"Wallace is okay, the skipper and Cammy too. We're all out training so that indicates we're in reasonable health.

 

"Foster is okay as well and Faure has also trained. I'd be hopeful they have a chance."

 

Tickets for the Hibs game are on general sale and are priced £21 for an adult, £15 for a concession and £5 for a junior. Fans can pay at the Copland Road Stand tonight.

 

http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/rangers/paris-visa-riddle-for-rangers-midfielder-peralta-174850n.24958801

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Just another example of how poorly managed our club is.

 

Peralta was injured over two months ago and should have been brought back to Scotland immediately to begin his recovery. Instead we have an international quality asset on a handsome wage being paid for nothing.

 

Bizarre doesn't begin to describe this.

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Just another example of how poorly managed our club is.

 

Peralta was injured over two months ago and should have been brought back to Scotland immediately to begin his recovery. Instead we have an international quality asset on a handsome wage being paid for nothing.

 

Bizarre doesn't begin to describe this.

 

We aren't a normal football club anymore....."Bizarre" has become our staple diet. Regards Peralta, I think the proviso is probably that he or an agent finds a new club.

 

Footballers wage, supposedly 'stuck' in Paris with the bird :rolleyes:

Not bad if you can get it...........

 

Thing is, I can't see a queue of clubs lining up to take what is an ordinary footballer.

It's not as if he's in demand after an outstanding season, he was ordinary in the Scottish third tier.

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I remember we got fed a story about Bougherra being AWOL because he'd lost his passport in Paris and it sounded a bit far fetched to me.

 

This one about being stuck in Paris trying to get a visa sounds even more far fetched.

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One bear I know saying Peralta and his good lady are on their flight to Scotland from Paris.

 

My guess is the club hadn't insisted on his presence as they wanted him to find another club.

 

That there hasn't been much interest willing to pay him as much as or more money than he is currently on and Rangers have told him to get his arse (would prefer to see the g/f's) back to Scotland.

 

May end up being a part pay-off / inducement to have him accept offer X, Y or Z........ or back in the squad (probably last resort for all concerned).

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My guess is the club hadn't insisted on his presence as they wanted him to find another club.

 

That there hasn't been much interest willing to pay him as much as or more money than he is currently on and Rangers have told him to get his arse (would prefer to see the g/f's) back to Scotland.

 

May end up being a part pay-off / inducement to have him accept offer X, Y or Z........ or back in the squad (probably last resort for all concerned).

 

We are pay off specialists to be fair. And I am not even talking boardroom stuff ............

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We are pay off specialists to be fair. And I am not even talking boardroom stuff ............

 

Yes, but you can only do that if you have cash and given the current finances, this now has to be considered/factored into these type of situations.

 

It would certainly be an issue regards McCoist because of the numbers involved.

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