Barry Ferguson Predicts More Signings as Rangers FC Continues Aggressive Transfer Strategy

In a recent announcement, Rangers Football Club confirmed the signing of Nigerian striker Cyriel Dessers from Cremonese, marking their sixth acquisition of the summer transfer window. The undisclosed fee secured Dessers a four-year contract at Ibrox, bolstering the team’s attacking options for the upcoming season.

Barry Ferguson, a former Rangers player and football pundit, expressed his belief that the club’s activity in the transfer market is far from over. Speaking in his Daily Record column, Ferguson shared his insights on Rangers’ transfer strategy (7 July, pages 54 & 55), stating, “We’re not even a week into July, and Cyriel Dessers should be the sixth new recruit when he is announced over the next couple of days. I expect another two or three signings will be finalized in the coming days.”

Ferguson commended the collective effort of those involved in the transfer dealings, emphasizing the professionalism and alignment displayed by the club’s management. He remarked, “That’s one almighty effort by all involved, and, no matter the outcome on the pitch, it tells me that the main people behind the scenes are all completely aligned and working together in a thoroughly professional manner. It’s both refreshing and encouraging to see.”

Rangers’ ambitious summer recruitment campaign highlights their determination to compete at the highest level. The signing of Cyriel Dessers adds to an impressive list of arrivals, including Sam Lammers, Kieran Dowell, Jack Butland, Abdallah Sima, and Dujon Sterling, who have all joined the Ibrox outfit this transfer window.

Dessers brings valuable experience from his time playing in European competitions and possesses the potential to fill the void left by departing striker Alfredo Morelos. Although not typically recognized as an out-and-out goalscorer, Dessers aims to dispel that notion, drawing inspiration from the talented teammates he will have around him next season.

However, Rangers’ recruitment strategy extends beyond scoring goals, with Dessers’ off-the-ball contributions, exceptional hold-up play, and ability to unsettle opposing defenders seen as vital assets by the club’s coaching staff.

Impressively, Rangers have secured six signings even before the commencement of pre-season, affording Michael Beale, ample time to integrate the new additions into the team. This extensive preparation period could potentially give Rangers an advantage over their Old Firm rivals, Celtic, in the upcoming Scottish Premiership campaign.

With their relentless activity in the transfer market, Rangers have sent a clear message of intent, instilling fear in their rivals. The club’s proactive approach positions them as strong contenders for the coveted trophy, and there is growing speculation that it may soon find a new home in Glasgow.