Rangers manager Michael Beale has revealed that there will be more transfers in and out of Ibrox in the next few weeks after confirming his ninth signing.
The Ibrox boss was talking to RangersTV after announcing Leon Balogun, the 35-year-old Nigerian international defender who is back at Ibrox after a season at QPR.
Rangers’ seventh summer signing of the season, Balogun joins Kieran Dowell, Dujon Sterling, Jack Butland, Sam Lammers, Abdallah Sima and Cyriel Dessers at the club in this window.
That comes after moves for Todd Cantwell and Nicolas Raskin in January, with Michael Beale stating that the Rangers transfers are not done yet with more names to arrive at the club, and leave it, in the next few weeks.
“It’s early in the summer, so there’s going to be more signings come in and out, we have a really fixed idea on some of the work that we’re doing and it’s ongoing,” said Beale.
The Rangers boss later added: “We’ll continue to strengthen other areas of the pitch if we require.”
The focus will shift to which transfers Michael Beale was talking about in the interview with several players being linked both in and out of Rangers this season.
Among those being tipped for a move to the club is another centre-back option, with Nottingham Forest defender Jonathan Panzo being heavily linked with a move.
Rangers have also been strongly linked with LAFC’s Ecuadorean international midfielder Jose Cifuentes, who’s been shining lately and showing Ibrox fans what he can do in the MLS.
There is also Feyenoord striker Danilo who is having a great pre-season and for whom Rangers are said to have already had an offer rejected.
As for those leaving the club, several of the squad’s first-team are said to be available for sale with no fewer than five being the subject of intense reporting around an exit.
There are question marks over Jon McLaughlin after the arrival of Jack Butland and emergence of Robby McCrorie, whilst centre-back Ben Davies is reportedly drawing Championship interest.
Glen Kamara has most recently linked with a £5m move to Leeds United, with Ibrox winger Scott Wright being touted for Saudi Arabia or England and Antonio Colak potentially set to move to Italy.
Sky Sports claim Rangers are “open to offers” for first-team Ibrox trio
Leading broadcaster Sky Sports is reporting that Rangers are “willing to listen to offers” for first-team trio Glen Kamara, Scott Wright and Antonio Colak this summer.
Writing on the official Sky Sports website as the club closed in on Leon Balogun, the report claims that Rangers are looking to offload the three players as part of Michael Beale’s overhaul.
The reports come with the Rangers manager himself confirming that the Ibrox side are set to approve more transfer business in the next few weeks, with players moving in and out of the club.
Glen Kamara is said to be the most high-profile player who is likely to leave Rangers this summer, with the player not involved in the club’s training camp in Germany this week.
Most recently linked with a move to Leeds United in the English Championship, all the talk suggests Kamara will cost buying clubs £5m in a big exit from Ibrox this window.
As for Scott Wright, only last week the Rangers winger was being linked with a move to Saudi Arabia and a link-up with Steven Gerrard.
But the closest the former Aberdeen star has come to a switch is to English Championship Preston North End, who reportedly failed with two bids earlier in the window.
Croatian striker Antonio Colak has also been heavily linked with the exit door and Rangers may well look to cash in as they look to strengthen their frontline with other options.
According to reports, Rangers will demand £2m for the striker with clubs in Italy most recently linked with a move for the player in the media.
The Sky Sports report doesn’t go into any deal regarding where this trio of Rangers stars might end up but not for the first time we’re hearing these players are heading out of Ibrox.