Speaking to the Daily Record, former Rangers captain Ferguson has admitted that Rangers can still attract big players, despite their recent troubles off the field of play.
The former captain said: It’s difficult to try to convince players to drop down a few levels and to do it for less money than they could maybe get elsewhere. It’s maybe not the same at Rangers but Mark [Warburton] will have to give signing targets the hard sell. Don’t kid yourself, it’s still a massive thing to sign for Rangers.”
Due to their name and reputation in Scottish and world football, Rangers are a club with a name which will always attract players.
They may be playing in the Championship at the moment, and unable to offer the same monetary benefits as many of their rivals in the same division and top leagues, but they are still a draw due to the potential size they can grow to.
They are a club who have played in the Champions League before, and are looking to get back there in the near future, and have already managed to bring in players such as Wes Foderingham and Danny Wilson this summer.
They are players who would have had offers on the table from bigger leagues, but opted to drop down to the second tier of Scottish football to move to Ibrox.
Rangers may be struggling in their attempts to get back to the top flight, but with the draw they are to prospective signings, there is a real chance they will build a top class squad in time for the new season.