Philippe Clement in Rangers transfers update and makes promise on experienced players

Rangers' recruitment so far this summer has had a very obvious pattern.

Philippe Clement has spoken in the past about targeting young, hungry players with sell-on potential and that is exactly what has been happening to date. But he insists that will not be their only focus in this transfer window and has promised fans there will be experience brought in to balance the squad out.

The Belgian says the deals for the younger players were easier and that's why they were done quicker, but moved to assuage any supporter fears about not adding experience. He has previously bemoaned the Gers' poor planning with player contracts and has once again taken aim at the fact several players - Borna Barisic, John Lundstram, Ryan Jack, Jon McLaughlin and Kemar Roofe - have been allowed to move on for nothing.

Clement told Rangers TV: “We had five players going out of the building at the end of their contracts so we didn’t get any money. In that way we lost five players. It was easier now to get the young players in, but there will also be experience coming into the building.

“We need to get a good balance of both in the squad, but it was important to find these young talents and I think we have found a few really exciting talents for the future of this club. To be ready to play minutes in the beginning, but also in the coming years.

“It’s something that’s not been done for the past couple of years, to have developing players and to sell them for better prices. A lot of players left for free and it cost the club a lot of money.

“We need to get a better trading model, in that way I think the recruitment team has found some really exciting talents for the future of this club. We need to rebuild the leadership group.

“It’s exciting to get new players in. It’s a new cycle and it’s really challenging. It’s going to be with a lot of players this season, more than I want. But it is the only way because of the situation. We are all very motivated.”