Mark Warburton’s response when asked about Rangers and Celtic spending

Rangers manager Mark Warburton celebrates at the end of the match

Celtic and Rangers are the two biggest clubs in Scotland and have been quite busy in the summer transfer window so far.

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

Rangers manager Mark Warburton has suggested to The Scottish Sun that the Gers and Celtic are not in a position to compete with Premier League clubs for top players at the moment.

The Gers and Celtic are the two biggest clubs in Scotland and will feature in the Scottish Premiership next season.

Warburton’s side won the Scottish Championship title during the 2015-16 campaign. As for Celtic, the Bhoys clinched the Scottish Premiership title yet again last season.

Both Rangers and Celtic have been quite busy in the summer transfer window, as they prepare for what promises to be a fascinating and exciting 2016-17 Scottish Premiership campaign.

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

Rangers have signed Joey Barton, Jordan Rossiter, Niko Kranjcar and Clint Hill among others so far in the summer transfer window, while Celtic have recruited Moussa Dembele, Kolo Toure, Kristoffer Ajer (contract was agreed in February) and Paul Joseph Crossan (probably signed for the youth team).

Warburton has suggested to The Scottish Sun that it will take Rangers and Celtic quite a long time to compete with the Premier League clubs for top players.

Rangers manager Mark Warburton celebrates after being promoted to the Scottish PremiershipRangers manager Mark Warburton

“It comes down to finance,” Warburton told The Scottish Sun when asked if the days of Rangers and Celtic being serious contenders in the transfer market could ever return.

“Whether it is a TV deal or whatever, they have got to get the finance right. You look at the deals down south and they are quite incredible.

“There are deals going on in the background which haven’t come to light yet that would really make your hair curl.

“The market is not abating. It keeps going and going. The Premier League money is increasing again next year by about 32 per cent.”

Rangers manager Mark Warburton (R) and Hibernian manager Alan Stubbs

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