By Kieran Maguire

20th Nov, 2022 | 10:00am

Kieran Maguire backs Rangers to sign Premier League-class talent after David Diaz reveal

Rangers can compensate for their relative lack of wiggle room in their wage budget by offering players a cut of their transfer fee when they eventually move to pastures new.

That is the view of finance guru Kieran Maguire, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about Rangers’ place in the transfer market food chain.

Post-Brexit changes implemented by the English FA have reduced the size of the recruitment pool available to Premier League and Championship clubs, with players now required to meet a 15-point threshold to be eligible for a move.

This system is based on the number of appearances the footballer has for their national team as well as a variety of other metrics from their club career.

South of the border, a club is entitled to appeal the FA’s work permit decision if the player in question has accrued over 10 points, but Scottish clubs can appeal without having to satisfy that minimum quota.

It was this discrepancy that allowed Rangers to sign 29-year-old forward Antonio Colak from PAOK in the summer.

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Sports employment expert David Diaz told Football Insider on Thursday (17 November) that Scottish clubs can exploit this loophole to recruit top talents from Europe who are eventually destined for the elite level.

Maguire explained how Rangers can capitalise on the post-Brexit dynamic by continuing to allow transfer targets to use the club as a springboard to the Premier League.

“The Rangers player trading model does appear to now be offering players from Europe an opportunity to showcase themselves,” he told Football Insider’s Adam Williams.

“While they won’t necessarily be offering the same type of wages that the player can expect to get in the Premier League.

“However, what they can offer the player is a slice of the transfer fee should they move on for a decent fee. That then offsets some of the wage concern.

“We have seen this in terms of the summer transfer dealings. The likes of Aribo have moved on to teams who can offer them a different football experience as players.

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