Mark Warburton drops hint as to Rangers' next move in the transfer market

Rangers manager Mark Warburton celebrates at the end of the match

The Gers boss could turn to loan deals to add the finishing touches to his squad.

Rangers manager Mark Warburton celebrates at the end of the matchRangers manager Mark Warburton celebrates

Rangers manager Mark Warburton has suggested that he will utilise the loan market to strengthen his squad, in quotes published by the Herald Scotland.

The Gers benefitted substantially from loans last season but have opted for permanent deals so for this summer.

“… if the right player becomes available then we’ll move - don’t forget about the loan market, that’s only beginning to pick up,” said Warburton. “If things go well then that usually kicks in at the end of July, beginning of August.

Rangers' Dominic Ball celebrates at the end of the matchDominic Ball celebrates at the end of the match

“If you remember that was when we picked up Dom Ball and Gideon Zelalem. If we can move quickly then great but we’re not going to act just for the sake of it.”

Ball and Zelalem were among the many success stories at Ibrox last season and Rangers are believed to want to reunite with the former this season, according to the Scottish Sun.

Rangers' Gedion Zelalem (R) in action with St Johnstone's Simon LappinGedion Zelalem (R) in action with St Johnstone's Simon Lappin

Whether a deal can be agreed is hard to say but the loan market is an ideal avenue from which a club like Rangers can enjoy the services of a top class talent without the huge financial burden of a permanent move.

Both Arsenal and Spurs will have valued the experience their youngsters gained North of the border and there is the potential for more academy prospects to follow suit.

Tottenham manager Mauricio PochettinoTottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino

Spurs finished their pre-season clash with Atletico Madrid today with nine academy players having taken to the pitch and there are several of those who could benefit from a loan spell.

Warburton has done some excellent business in the transfer market so far this summer and a loan deal over the next few weeks could be the icing on the cake.

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