Gers boss Warburton is a big fan of the loan system, evident from his time at Brentford when he picked up Alex Pritchard and Jon Toral from Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal respectively.
At Ibrox, his mentality of scouring the best talent at the top clubs hasn’t altered and he managed to strike another deal with Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, bringing in Gedion Zelalem.
The talented manager’s style of play is ultimately a huge factor when it comes to loaning in players.
When renowned coaches such as Maurico Pochettino and Arsene Wenger are happy for their youngster to join Warburton, it illustrates a trust and genuine belief that players will improve under his guidance.
And as such, there could be a great opportunity for Rangers to strengthen their squad further in January.
As reported by the Scottish Sun, Warburton had representatives watching Sunderland U21s at Chelsea and due to the latter’s huge squad, they are undoubtedly one club to keep an eye on.
Chelsea’s transfer policy in recent years has seen them invest so much money in youth, bringing in more players that they can handle prompting a good majority to immediately leave on loan.
Boss Jose Mourinho is seemingly happy for his youngsters to get game time elsewhere, and one particular player among his U21 ranks could be ready to test his abilities out on loan.
Warburton’s representatives would have seen Tammy Abraham heavily involved on Monday, as the 18-year-old scored one penalty and miss another as Sunderland U21s ran out 3-1 winners.
Abraham is predominantly a centre-forward, yet he is also capable of playing in wide areas and his versatility makes him a big threat in the final third.
Abraham has been a prolific scorer for the youth teams, netting 14 goals in 13 matches for the U21s this season after a whopping 41-goal haul over three different age groups last season.
He is an England U19 international, and scored twice in a victory over Switzerland last March,
Rangers have a prolific scorer themselves in Martin Waghorn, yet beyond the former Leicester City man they don’t have quite another player like him in terms of goals scored.
Kenny Miller is aging, fellow loan star Nathan Oduwa is still very raw, therefore there is scope for Gers to try their hand at bringing in another attacking option in January – and why not Tammy Abraham?