Warburton reveals mammoth wages Rangers will have to pay to land player he wants this summer

By Alex Stevens

Mark Warburton has revealed he is keen to sign a new central midfielder in the summer as he prepares Rangers for life in the Scottish Premiership.

But the Rangers manager admitted on Monday, via the club’s official Twitter account, that the Glasgow giants would have to pay £50,000-a-week wages to land a “brilliant” player in that position.

The Gers are on the verge of securing the Scottish Championship title and promotion to the top flight four years after being demoted to the fourth tier of Scottish football.

A stoppage-time Raith Rovers equaliser held Warburton’s side to a 3-3 draw on Saturday but Rangers will have another opportunity to secure the title when they welcome Dumbarton to Ibrox on Tuesday night.

Speaking on Monday afternoon, Warburton confirmed via the club’s Twitter account (in which he is referred to as ‘MW’) that he is looking to strengthen his squad with a dominant central midfielder this summer although he remarked how costly those types of players can be.

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In other Rangers news, Warburton is confident of beating a number of Premier League big hitters to the signing of teen sensation Matthew Knox.