Rangers are specifically targeting the United States as they expand their commercial horizons – and multiple players could end up signings.
That is according to finance guru and Football Insider columnist Kieran Maguire, speaking exclusively after Rangers announced a new Soccer Academy project last Friday.
The Scottish Premiership champions will team up with Georgia Impact Soccer Club in a three-year arrangement.
Rangers said they will continue to use their “superb Soccer Academy reputation to expand in new markets around the globe.”
The club also has an association with Orange County Soccer Club in the US, a deal that led them to sign highly-rated 16-year-old prospect Francis Jacobs in February.
Maguire explains that Rangers are casting their net across the pond as they see it as fertile ground for both recruitment and commercial growth.
He told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams: “I think they definitely see the United States of America as a potential growth market.
“By having relationships in the States, that can certainly be financially beneficial. They are playing in Europe again next season and the Americans like the idea of that.
“So there is a lot of logic in terms of these kinds of tie-ups. We are seeing them more and more.
“Also, you’ve only got to recruit one player who turns out to be a first-teamers and you’ve made your money back. They might eventually end up signing a couple.”
The deal will see Rangers coaches share resources with their opposite numbers in the US.
Georgia Impact players will also have the opportunity to visit Rangers to experience football and culture in Glasgow.