The transfer comments of Rangers Hall of Famer and former Ibrox defender Davie Weir hint that the best if still to come in the south of Glasgow with the Champions League on the horizon.
With the 4-1 victory over Dundee United Rangers qualified for the Champions League qualifiers for the first time in a decade with a £30m pot of gold up for grabs with qualification.
“Champions League for Rangers is the next level” ⭐️#RangersFC legend @davidgweir highlights the importance of qualifying for the Champions League and what it’ll mean for Steven Gerrard going forward. 🔵
— FootballPass (@FootballPassUK) February 22, 2021
Given the club’s ongoing performances in Europe under Gerrard, fans can be very confident that they can make the group stages next season and Weir’s comments will reinforce this belief.
The former Gers defender and assistant manager believe that with the club’s growing stature and the lure of top-tier elite level European football, Rangers can attract a couple of special signings ahead of next season.
“The big thing with winning the league in Scotland is hopefully Champions League football and qualifying for that next stage,” said Weir [Football Pass].
“We spoke about Rangers’ UEFA Cup run over 10 years ago which seems like a lifetime ago and I think Rangers getting back on that stage, getting back involved in Champions League football, that UEFA Cup run, came off the back of Champions League where we never quite qualified and dropped into the UEFA Cup.
“There were a number of games, in Lisbon, in Florence, different places, great fixtures like that.
“Actually getting into the Champions League which is the top table, brings a level of income which attracts better players.
“Rangers have a real consistency of selection, a real consistency of performance, I’m sure the management and recruitment will be looking for the one or two special players that they can add to the squad that they have got to take them to that next level and keep pushing on domestically and making a real impact at the Champions League level which is the next barrier for Rangers.”
Rangers will be hoping to make it to the Champions League Group Stages for the first time since the 201011 season where the club faced Man United, Bursaspor, and Valencia.
A couple of signings at that level won’t just help the club compete, but it could potentially excite Rangers fans with names the type of which the club hasn’t seen in a long time.
Rangers are still in this season’s Europa League with the club currently 4-3 up from the Round of 32 first leg tie away in Belgium against Royal Antwerp.