Rangers boss Warburton discusses potential £1 million signing

Mark Warburton

Rangers will not be restricted by their budget if a key transfer target is available.

Speaking to the official Rangers YouTube channel, Mark Warburton has admitted that the Gers could be in line to bring in a £1 million player in January, as long as that signing represents good value for the club.

Warburton said: “Our job is to put forward players who represent value for Rangers. You can look at a player who costs £1 million who quickly becomes worth £5 million. It’s about trusting your judgement. If there is a deal worth seven figures, and we think it’s value, we’ll put it to the board.”

Rangers do not have the financial means of many of their rivals, and so far Warburton has done his business at Ibrox focusing upon cheap players who can perform above their expected level.

This has worked excellently this term, and has undoubtedly increased the value of all the players he has signed, and Warburton is keen to continue this policy in the coming months.

However, that does not mean that big money signings are out of the question, as Warburton believes a £1 million player is value for money, if they quickly develop and become worth five times that amount.

Warburton and head of recruitment Frank McParland have previous in this specific area of work, having brought Andre Gray to Brentford, who was then sold to Burnley for a much larger fee.

McParland also played a key role with bringing Raheem Sterling to Liverpool as a youngster, and then see him sold to Manchester City for £50 million before the start of this season.

If the coaching duo can find some more players of this profile, Rangers will benefit in both their on-pitch performances, as well as their off-pitch financial stability.

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