Report: Warburton wanted 'assurances' over Rangers budget, new signings already targeted

Mark Warburton is reportedly already eyeing new signings ahead of his appointment at Rangers.

According to the Daily Mirror, Mark Warburton has agreed a deal to become Rangers manager - and already has a list of potential new signings.

The 52-year-old is set to be paraded as the new Rangers manager within the next 24 hours, replacing Stuart McCall in the Ibrox dugout.

Warburton was highly-rated during his time at Brentford, guiding the Bees to automatic promotion from League One in 2014, before taking the club to the Championship play-offs last month.

Yet, a structural re-organisation at Griffin Park led to Warburton's exit, and he is now on his way to Glasgow alongside assistant manager David Weir, according to the Daily Mirror.

However, they also suggest that Warburton and Weir demanded reassurances from Rangers chairman Dave King over the club's transfer budget, making sure that the club could still be competitive in the Scottish Championship as they bid for promotion.

Additionally, Warburton allegedly has a list of transfer targets that he would like to bring to Ibrox upon his appointment, with Rangers desperately needing reinforcements.

11 first team players were released by the club earlier this month, leaving Warburton with a thin squad to choose from - so preparing a list of targets is certainly a wise move from the former London city trader.

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