Rangers manager Mark Warburton celebrates winning the Scottish Championship
Rangers manager Mark Warburton has admitted to The Scottish Sun that he is facing competition from other clubs for a striker.
The Gers have been quite busy in the summer transfer window so far and have signed as many as eight players.
Former Newcastle United midfielder Joey Barton and ex-Queens Park Rangers defender Clint Hill are among those who have joined the Rangers this summer so far.
Warburton is looking for a striker to add to his squad for the 2016-17 campaign, and he has admitted that he is facing a problem.
The Rangers manager has said that he would sign a striker on a permanent contract and is facing competition from other clubs.
Rangers manager Mark Warburton
“We’re close,” Warburton told The Scottish Sun regarding his search for a striker. “It would be a permanent deal. In an ideal world he would have been with us in the US but things drag on.
“Other clubs are in there too and you can’t afford to get involved in an auction, because we know we’ll lose auctions with southern clubs. That’s no disrespect to Scottish clubs, but we would.”
Rangers manager Mark Warburton celebrates after being promoted to the Scottish Premiership
Rangers won the Scottish Championship title with ease last season and will feature in the Scottish Premiership during the 2016-17 campaign.
The Gers will be aiming to compete with Old Firm rivals Celtic for the Scottish Premiership title next season.
Fit-again Martyn Waghorn will be Rangers’ first-choice striker next season, but the Glasgow giants do need another player up front in order to challenge for the league title.
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