Rangers plot swoop for 'quality' out-of-window signing - Ibrox Sources
By Wayne Veysey and Pete O’Rourke
Rangers are still looking to add to their squad despite the Scottish window shutting at the start of the week, Football Insider understands.
The Light Blues overhauled their squad by recruiting 11 new players during the recent window, including the blockbuster deadline-day capture of Ryan Kent from Liverpool.
Ibrox sources have told Football Insider that the club remain on the look-out for “quality” players who can slot straight into Steven Gerrard’s side.
The window may have shut for signing players from other clubs until January, but Rangers are able to bring in free agents who are without a team.
The sources explained that Rangers could still bring in one more signing, as there is not the cash in the recruitment budget for multiple arrivals on significant wages.
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The Glasgow giants spent big this summer, with the Kent deal the second biggest outlay on single player – £7.5million including add-ons – in their history.
Dave King and the board also backed manager Steven Gerrard by signing centre-backs Filip Helander for £3.5million and George Edmundson for £700,000 plus add-ons, as well as significant compensation fees for wing duo Jordan Jones and Jake Hastie.
In addition, Greg Stewart, Joe Aribo, Brandon Barker and Steven Davis were signed on free transfers, while Sheyi Ojo and Andy King were brought in on loan from Liverpool and Leicester City respectively.
In other Rangers news, it can be REVEALED how the club have agreed the terms of a blockbuster £12million deal.