By Coral Barry
Mark Warbruton has hinted he spoke to several MLS players about a potential move to Rangers on his New York trip last week.
The Gers manager was believed to be in the United States to speak to Niko Kranjcar, but Warburton has revealed that he has held talks with a second player.
Kranjcar, 31, currently plays for the New York Cosmos, but has been linked with a move back to England with Rangers and Warburton admitted he was in the same area as the former Tottenham player, but refused to identify specific names.
“There are a number of good players on our radar, like all clubs at this time of year,” said Warburton speaking to Sky Sports. “You’re looking at potential targets and players who might add value and quality to your current squad.
“I was in New York very briefly, spoke to a couple of players and we’ll see where it goes.”
Kranjcar signed for Cosmos on a free transfer in March and his contract is believed to run until the end of the current MLS season.
The second player is so far a mystery, but the MLS is certainly not short of former Premier League stars who could be tempted back to England.
Shaun Wright-Phillips and his brother Bradley both play for the New York Red Bulls, while former Chelsea great Frank Lampard is in the New York City FC ranks.
There is no suggestion Warburton is interested in any of those players, but he is adamant that Rangers’ transfer targets must all buy into the club’s vision.
He said: “What we have to do with the bigger picture is sell Rangers to potential targets.What the club’s about, where it’s been, what our targets out and where we hope too get the club to.
“So hopefully any potential players can buy into the bigger picture.”
In other Rangers news, the club is eager to tie up their priority deal before other suitors come knocking.