Rangers are set to spend in the transfer market when the window opens in January.
Speaking to the Daily Record, former Rangers star Barry Ferguson has said that Dave King should give Mark Warburton £1.5 million to spend in the January transfer market, with an extra £5 million in the summer.
He said: “For me, King gave himself a problem when he talked about spending £30million on rebuilding the club because a lot of fans will be expecting him to spend that sort of cash in one go. Let’s just say there’s £1.5million for the manager to spend in January. Then maybe another £5m put into the kitty this summer. I honestly believe Warburton and the fans would be fine with more realistic figures like that.”
Dave King made a number of promises when he was named chairman about taking Rangers back to the Premiership and having them compete with Celtic, but his view was very short sighted.
He was promising almost instant success, but even with the work Warburton has done on the field of play, promotion is not guaranteed.
Rangers have a good squad and a good manager, but further strengthening is needed, and Ferguson believes that a £1.5 million transfer budget in January should be enough to see them into the top flight at the end of this campaign.
And then, if they are there, the squad needs a further £5 million rejuvenation to make them a competitive top flight team. However, this extra recruitment will not make them instant competitors with Celtic for the Premiership title.
Rangers are on the right path back to success, but it is still a long way away, and King needs to ensure he slowly but surely improves the club to the level needed for Premiership glory.