Rangers director of football, Mark Allen, has hinted that following the signing of Scott Arfield from Burnley already this summer, there will be more top quality arrivals on the way – and they won’t be older players from lower leagues.
The Gers chief revealed that they would not be trawling the lower regions of the footballing world in a statement of intent that would undoubtedly excite the Light Blues masses.
As quoted in The Scottish Sun Allen said: “You shouldn’t rule out anyone. There are gems everywhere.
“But it is unlikely you will see an older player coming from the lower leagues to us.
“I won’t be pushed into a rush just to get players.”
Following on from Steven Gerrard’s appointment as manager, the club have been linked with a whole host of stars, including Martin Skrtel, Jermaine Defoe, Dominic Solanke, and Lucas Leiva to name just a few.
While the loan deals for Jason Cummings and Jamie Murphy are set to be made permanent.
Football Insider verdict:
These are exciting times for Rangers and signal that the days when they were a powerhouse in the game, winning silverware here, there and everywhere, could be about to return. While results between the Light Blues and their fierce rivals Celtic this season showed there was a huge gulf in class between the two sides, in reality, they were just a few quality signings away from becoming a real force again in the division. Not to mention the fact that the Hoops could be about to be made significantly weaker, should they sell Kieran Tierney this, summer, strengthening Rangers all the more. It’s absolutely certain that following Allan McGregor’s and Scott Arfield’s entrances through the doors at Ibrox, there will be young, exciting and established talents arriving this summer after Allen’s comments. The only question is who will be next to cross of Gerrard’s wanted list. Jamie Murphy has been a revelation since joining in the January transfer window on loan from Brighton – fans will be hoping he soon puts pen to paper.