Rangers have done the bulk of their transfer business early which means that there should be no last-minute panic buys, however, there is still time for Michael Beale to make the odd tweak or two.

There are now two weeks left until the 1st of September deadline but with a revolution taking place in the Middle East there are some clubs panicking about money luring players who can’t be replaced.

Rangers, and Michael Beale, needn’t worry though, in fact, Saudi Arabia having a later closing date for transfers could even benefit his squad.

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It’s not a secret that the current squad is too big.

The Gers gaffer is said to be considering a replacement for Ryan Kent and another centre-half but, other than that, he looks to be done.

The feeling is that it would be nice to upgrade these positions but not essential.

If there are no more departures other than the one expected of Glen Kamara, there will be a lot of players, and money, sitting in the stands each week.

How Rangers and Michael Beale can take advantage of Saudi Arabia deadline

The big name stars might be heading to Saudi Arabia and to bigger pay packets but we have seen with Fashion Sakala, that they are looking to improve the over quality and depth too.

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In three week’s time, if Scott Wright and John Lundstram are still at Rangers, the hierarchy should be asking if there is space for them in the Saudi Pro League.

Rangers would cut the wage bill and Michael Beale wouldn’t have as big a squad to keep happy either, Jon McLaughlin would also be an upgrade on almost every other keeper bar one or two.

Trimming the squad is never easy but there is a league with money to burn and squads to build.

Most managers would hate to be losing players after the window shuts, if Rangers don’t get the wage bill down, Michael Beale should be on the phone to his old boss asking to do him a favour.

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