Outstanding pedigree… Mark Warburton shares Rangers’ January transfer plan

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Glasgow Rangers manager Mark Warburton comments on signing a midfielder in the January transfer window.

Rangers manager Mark Warburton has told The Glasgow Evening Times that he plans to sign a midfielder in the January transfer window.

Warburton has revealed that the midfielder is an overseas one, and that his arrival will excite the Rangers fans.

The former Brentford manager has also explained why he cannot disclose the name of this midfielder.

Rangers manager Mark WarburtonRangers manager Mark Warburton

“We’re looking at an overseas midfield option for January,” the Rangers boss told The Glasgow Evening Times. "I hope we can get a dynamic, goalscoring midfielder.

“I can’t tell you who he is, but what I can tell you is there are three or four other clubs in for the same player. He has got an outstanding pedigree and we are trying to get hold of him.

"He is an overseas player, playing at a very high level. We hope we can get him. From our point of view, we have tried a few and they have fallen through for various reasons.

“It would be a loan deal. If it comes down to the money, we won’t get this player, so therefore we have got to offer something different.

“I hope it is one who will excite the fans. A few of them won’t have heard of him, but when you look at his pedigree, it will start to excite the fans. We know very much what he can do.”

Rangers manager Mark WarburtonRangers manager Mark Warburton

Rangers signed a number of players in the summer transfer window, but not all of them have done well so far this season.

It is clear that the Gers need to strengthen the the squad in the January transfer window.

With Niko Kranjcar, Jordan Rossiter and Josh Windass all injured at the moment and Joe Barton leaving, it is clear that Warburton needs to sign a midfielder in January.

The Glasgow giants won automatic promotion from the Scottish Championship to the Scottish Premiership at the end of last season.

Rangers are third in the Scottish Premiership table at the moment with 26 points from 15 matches, eight points behind leaders and Old Firm rivals Celtic, who have three games in hand.

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