Mark Warburton explains why Rangers have not broken the bank to lure targets to Ibrox

General View of Ibrox Stadium

Glasgow Rangers boss Warburton has brought several high-profile names to Ibrox already this summer.

Rangers manager Mark Warburton celebrates at the end of the match

Mark Warburton has explained that Rangers have not broken the bank to lure potential targets to Ibrox through fear that it would upset the atmosphere amongst the squad, the Evening Times reports.

The Gers have signed the likes of Joey Barton, Clint Hill and Jordan Rossiter this summer, while Niko Kranjcar is set to follow them through the door, according to the Evening Times.

Burnley's Joey Barton

But Warburton has seemingly quashed any suggestion that any of the new arrivals have moved to the Scottish Premiership side for financial gain by insisting that they have not been throwing money around, but have instead been selling the dream of the club winning trophies.

"You can't do that [throwing money around] or you will lose the dressing room. You can't have one player on x and one on 10x. It doesn't work that way," he told the Evening Times.

"It's about selling the club where we need to be, getting to the Champions League and that's the project I sell to players. If they are hungry and driven then they'll bite.

"If the club is successful in achieving its aims then the money naturally follows, if that makes sense."

QPR's Clint Hill

Given what the Light Blues have been through in the past few years, it is unsurprising that the club are not willing to offer hugely lucrative deals. But that strategy may also have an impact on their performances on the pitch. 

With many members of the squad proving last season that they are capable of shining at the highest level, too many new signings arriving on big money would have undoubtedly disrupted the harmony that proved so valuable to their success last term.

But if all of their acquisitions come in and are motivated by taking Rangers back towards the top rather than financial gain, that squad harmony will only be enhanced with characters like Barton and Hill arriving. 

Rangers manager Mark Warburton celebrates at the end of the match

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