Mark Warburton offers update on Rangers targets

Rangers manager Mark Warburton celebrates winning the Scottish Championship with the trophy

Ibrox side Glasgow Rangers have signed nine players, but Mark Warburton wants another striker and a defender.

Rangers manager Mark Warburton celebrates winning the Scottish Championship with the trophy

Manager Mark Warburton has confirmed to Rangers TV that he wants a striker and a "defensive option" to be signed before the transfer window closes.

Rangers fans will be delighed at what Warburton has done so far this summer, signing nine players as the Gers look to mount an assault on the Premiership title this season.

The 53-year-old has really gone above and beyond to satisfy supporters after pulling off some serious deals, with Joey Barton and Niko Kranjcar joining the Ibrox club, while Jordan Rossiter was lured from Liverpool.

Rangers manager Mark Warburton celebrates at the end of the match

But speculation has mounted that Rangers could pull off arguably the biggest deal of the summer as rumours surrounding a move for former Arsenal and Manchester United hitman Robin van Persie continue to dominate.

The 33-year-old marksman, currently with Fenerbahce, is 4/7 favourite to join the Scottish giants, according to Sky Bet.

But although Warburton confirms his interest in a striking option, the former Brentford boss intimates that his target is not someone who fans are discussing on Twitter.

Robin van Persie - Arsenal

“We have a number of targets, none of which are on Twitter and none of which have been released," he told Rangers TV.

“We would like another striking option and another defensive option in an ideal world but they have to be players who add value on and off the pitch and that’s really strong."

They could do with a striker. Warburton has tried-and-tested Martyn Waghorn, who has enjoyed a fine start to the campaign, but his only competition is a 36-year-old Kenny Miller and 21-year-old Joe Dodoo.

Miller's best days are behind him and it remains to be seen how Dodoo will adjust to life in Glasgow, after joining from Leicester City.

Fenerbahce's Robin Van Persie at the end of the game

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