Steven Gerrard has made another transfer coup by adding Andy King on loan from Leicester City.
The 2016 Premier League winner has signed up for Gers title push after being given the green light by former Celtic boss to make his season-long Ibrox move.
Gerrard admits the Light Blues would have struggled to match the wages the 30-year-old Wales international was earning at the King Power Stadium
“This came very recently. We thank Leicester for the opportunity because you and I know from a financial situation there is no way in the world we can bring Premier League players in here.
“But when this opportunity came up I wanted to get it done and get it done quick because it was a fantastic offer we had to grab. It made total sense in every shape and form.
“I jumped at the chance for numerous reasons. One, he is a winner, a Premier League winner. Two, because he has had numerous caps at international level. Over the course of the last 14 months I have been trying to build a squad but a lot of the guys are very young – they need leadership and guidance in the dressing room. So It was a no brainer.
Andy King does bring a wealth of experience from the Premier League and it is this quality of signing the Scottish League need to maintain the standard. Rangers are battling to get back to their best and it will be quite an accomplishment if they are able to overcome a dominant Celtic side.