Barry Ferguson has predicted that the club will make “one or two” more signings before the window shuts, and has expressed his joy at the deal to sign Todd Cantwell, but has sent a warning to the 24-year-old forward.
Cantwell finalised his move to Ibrox on Monday (23 January) after Norwich City agreed to sanction the midfielder’s move to Ibrox, with there only six months left on his deal.
However, the Gers may not be finished there, with Michael Beale still interested in bringing in Nicolas Raskin to the club, with a deal reportedly agreed upon [21 January] and also still locked in talks [23 January] to sign Swansea attacker Morgan Whittaker.
And Ferguson speaking to Go Radio has predicted that the Gers could make a couple more signings before it shuts, whilst also stating his delight at the Cantwell departure, but has fired a warning shot at the forward.
He said: “I’m sure the Rangers fans will be delighted to see it cross the line. Hopefully, one or two more before the window shuts. His career has stalled, the past 12 months. But there’s no doubt he’s got ability.
“Sometimes you need to move clubs and hopefully Rangers is the right club for him. I’m excited. It’s a tough place to play football, up here. He won’t have experienced the pressure and demands that Rangers do. He has the tools.”
If Beale manages to secure his further targets in Whittaker and Raskin before the window shuts, then he could well possess an exciting crop of players in his weaponry.
Not only that, but players he can mould even further and turn them into world-beaters. The former Queens Park Rangers manager is certainly building a promising squad at the Ibrox, and adding Cantwell to his quota is very impressive.
With the club in desperate need of attacking reinforcements, adding the unique gifts of Cantwell will certainly address that pressing need, but also provide Beale with quality alternatives to turn to if the worst was to happen to the likes of Fashion Sakala, and Ryan Kent.
It is why the club must pay what Swansea are demanding for Whittaker, as he is a player worthy of building a young and refreshing squad around.
Ferguson is correct, however, acclimatising to the Scottish Premiership won’t be easy for Cantwell, but he’s a player who adapted well to the rigours of the English Premier League for Norwich City, so he certainly shouldn’t feel too out of place in Scotland.
He’s at the ideal club to kickstart his development.
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