Rangers boss Mark Warburton still waiting for answer from Joey Barton about Ibrox deal

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Glasgow Rangers boss Mark Warburton is looking to add a big signing to his squad at Ibrox.

Rangers manager Mark Warburton has admitted to the club's official YouTube channel that he is still waiting for Joey Barton to make a decision about a move to Ibrox.

The Gers have already added three players to next season's squad, with Accrington duo Matt Crooks and Josh Windass heading to Ibrox on pre-contract agreements, as well as Liverpool teenager Jordan Rossiter.

With promotion to the top flight guaranteed, manager Warburton is looking to make more signings - and the possible arrival of Joey Barton has fans talking.

Barton, as reported by the Daily Record, travelled up to Glasgow last weekend for talks with Rangers, with a possible three-year deal on the table from Warburton.

Barton was lured to Burnley last summer by now-Rangers head of recruitment Frank McParland, and after winning promotion to the Premier League with the Clarets, former England international Barton could follow McParland to Ibrox this summer.

The 33-year-old is believed to be thinking over his options ahead of the summer transfer window, and ahead of Sunday's Scottish Cup final with Hibernian, Rangers boss Warburton has been asked about the situation.

Speaking to the club's official YouTube channel, Warburton admitted that he hasn't yet had an answer from Barton aboud the deal, and is waiting to hear his decision.

Warburton added that he knows many clubs will want to land Barton, but his job is to sell Rangers to the midfielder and persuade him to snub higher wages in England for a stint in Scotland next season.

"Joey is a player who will have many, many suitors I’m sure. Our job is to sell the opportunity that Rangers represents," said Warburton. "We’re never going to compete with wages down south, that’s an obvious point to highlight. But if we can show what we are as a club, the support, the history, the stature of the club and what our aspirations and targets are then hopefully any player will find that appealing. If they do hopefully we can conclude business. If not, we move on."

"No, but we were delighted to get him to Glasgow last weekend," he added when asked whether Barton had indicated a decision was close. "He was great company, he's a very experienced, very combative and highly intelligent footballer, so I was delighted to talk to him, but he will have many suitors. All we can hope is that we can push forward and see if we get over the line."

Warburton was also asked whether he was essentially still waiting for an answer from Barton about the move, which he admitted was still the case.

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