Warburton gives update on Rangers pursuit of 25-goal striker
By Dominic Toner
Rangers manager Mark Warburton has ruled his side out of the running for Wigan forward Will Grigg.
The pair previously worked together at Brentford and the Scottish giants have been linked with the 25-year-old this summer in the Scotsman.
Warburton told Rangers TV: “Will has had a fantastic season. He is not our player and he is not one who would be on Rangers’ [radar].
“And that’s no disrespect to Will. He’s had a first class season and delighted for him. I am sure he will kick on again this season, but he’s not for Rangers.”
The Northern Irishman was the top scorer in League One last season, with 25 goals and five assists in the league alone.
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Old-Firm rivals Rangers and Celtic had both been installed as the most likely destination for Grigg by the bookies, however he will not be moving to the Ibrox stadium this summer.
The striker helped propel Wigan to title winners last campaign and there is still a chance he will remain with the club and compete in the Championship.
He earned a place in the Northern Ireland squad for Euro 2016, however didn’t manage to get on the pitch as hide nation exited to Wales in the last 16. However he left his mark on the competition with the iconic ‘Will Grigg’s on fire…’ song sweeping across the tournament.
Rangers are preparing for life in the Scottish Premiership following their promotion and have already made numerous transfers in the window already, including Joey Barton, Niko Kranjcar and Clint Hill.
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