Rangers chairman Dave King has told The Scottish Sun that he doesn't think a deal for Joey Barton will shatter the club's wage policy.
The Gers have already agreed deals to sign three new players this summer, as Accrington duo Matt Crooks and Josh Windass as well as Liverpool teenager Jordan Rossiter have all penned contracts at Ibrox.
However, with promotion secured, manager Mark Warburton needs more quality in his ranks and one of his more ambitious moves is for Joey Barton.
The former Manchester City, Newcastle United and Queens Park Rangers star travelled up to Glasgow for talks with Rangers last weekend, and is currently considering whether to commit his future to Warburton's side, as reported by the Daily Record.
Barton, 33, is out of contract having come to the end of his one-year deal with Burnley, and many expected him to stay at Turf Moor having won promotion to the Premier League with the Clarets.
Now though, Barton could make a stunning move to Ibrox, with the former England international in line to become Rangers' biggest signing under Warburton.
Barton's deal won't come cheap though, and may expect him to be earning some big wages if he does sign for Rangers - but Dave King has moved to play down any fears.
The Ibrox chief has told The Scottish Sun that he will continue to back manager Warburton in the transfer market whether it's a deal for Barton or anybody else, and denied that Barton signing would smash the club's wage policy.
"Whether it is Joey or anyone else, what we are really doing is supporting the judgement of the manager," said King. "He has delivered so far and continues to deserve our full support."
"It wouldn’t, no. We have an evolving wage policy that must adjust as the club progresses," he added when asked about Barton's wages being beyond Rangers' budget.
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