Quoted by The Glasgow Evening Times, Rangers boss Mark Warburton has revealed that new signing Niko Kranjcar asked him about Champions League football during their meeting in New York.
Kranjcar became the latest Rangers coup in a series of high-profile signings for the Gers after penning a two-year deal with the club on Thursday morning.
He is the sixth new face to join the Ibrox outfit this summer, following in the footsteps of Jordan Rossiter, Joey Barton, Clint Hill, Matt Crooks and Josh Windass as Rangers plot a silent assault on the Scottish Premiership title next term.
It will be their first season back in the big time following the financial collapse in 2012 and few would be surprised to see Rangers go all the way - and all the pressure will be on Celtic, allowing Warburton's side to go about their business in a quiet manner.
Indeed, Rangers are taking big steps back to becoming the club they were prior to 2012, and Warburton has revealed that Kranjcar asked him about Champions League qualification in a show of ambition that will surely delight supporters.
"He was asking about the Champions League, the squad and how we play and about the Celtic game," he said via The Glasgow Evening Times.
“He asked all the right questions and, as I say, three hours in you are still going.
“He has training in the morning and I had a flight, so it was one of those. But I was delighted because he showed a real passion and desire."