Rangers boss Mark Warburton is keen to bring a new striker to the club, even if they sign Joe Dodoo from Leicester City.
The Scottish Sun believe that the club have discovered a loophole in FIFA rules on signing players under the age of 24. Rangers are liable to pay only nominal compensation fees for these players who cross the border, instead of the fees seen if they stay in England.
And even though the boss has denied this, he has admitted he’s being clever with his signings:
“We have to find a way of attracting talent. Celtic have done exactly the same thing in getting Moussa Dembele.” Said Warburton.
“It’s a guideline. The club have followed strict protocol. It’s a more formulaic approach to the transfer fee. It’s more defined — we know exactly what a player will cost us.
“It’s a loophole for us and it helps us with targets and recruitment. Could we afford to buy certain players without it? No, we couldn’t.”
Rangers have already signed Matt Crooks, Jordan Rossiter and Josh Windass this summer, with Dodoo a heavily rumoured target for the club, as they build ahead of their return to the Scottish Premiership.
Rangers face Annan Athletic in the Scottish League Cup this week, with their first league fixture not until Augsut 6th, facing Hamilton at Ibrox.