Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has admitted that prospective signings want to sample European nights at Ibrox as he confessed they have been “major highlights” of his time in Glasgow.
Gerrard is no stranger to big European nights from his time at Liverpool and thinks the chance to play European football can be a big draw for players to head to G51.
“When you sit down with players and try and persuade them to sign for Rangers, they do want to have a European experience,” Gerrard said, as quoted by Glasgow Live.
“They want to sample Ibrox on a midweek European night and they want to travel around the continent, testing themselves against the best.
“The fans also love European football home and away, and the two journeys we’ve been on have been major highlights of our stay here.
“In an ideal world, I would like to have a squad that’s capable of being successful on both fronts.”
The Light Blues kick off their European campaign for this season tomorrow evening when they face Lincoln Red Imps in the second qualifying round of the Europa League in Gibraltar.
While that’s hardly the sort of game that will entice players to head to Ibrox, the Gers impressive European runs in recent seasons should really help.
There’s little doubt too that Ibrox is up there with any ground across the continent when it comes to atmosphere on a European night and any potential signings are sure to be blown away by it.