As reported by The Scotsman, Pedro Caixinha has lifted the lid on how he plans to approach the upcoming transfer window at Rangers.
Rangers’ promotion to the Scottish Premiership hasn’t quite panned out how the club had scripted it and they find themselves a massive 35 points behind city rivals Celtic. One of Caixinha’s key aims over the next 12 months will be closing that gap.
Central to that will be recruiting well this summer and the Portuguese has let fans know how he’ll be going about delivering the players he feels will bring success to the Ibrox club.
As quoted by The Scotsman, Caixinha said:
We have identified some players in other teams, some opponents more than others. But all the teams are adding players to my data base. It doesn’t mean they will be coming to Rangers – maybe they will stay there like that.
I think football is worldwide. When I worked in Mexico they were a little wary of foreigners because it was all about their culture. But, for me, in football you don’t have ages, you don’t have ID, you don’t have a name and you don’t have a nationality.
That means this summer may be an extra interesting one for Gers fans, if players they’re not familiar with arrive in Glasgow then there’ll certainly be much excitement about what the new arrival can do.
There’s plenty of talent in the Scottish Premiership and Championship too, so perhaps finding the perfect blend between Scottish and international talent, as noted by Caixinha, is the way to go.
Mark Warburton’s policy of shopping in England didn’t exactly turn out fantastically well last summer, so a change can’t do much harm.