Rangers are back to work in the transfer window under Michael Beale as the Ibrox outfit bids to build a Premiership title-winning team. So, keep up to date on their confirmed deals here.
The Glasgow natives are embarking on their second transfer window with Beale at the helm. He oversaw two signings after replacing Giovanni van Bronckhorst in charge at Ibrox over the last January market. Rangers sealed deals for Todd Cantwell and Nicolas Raskin last winter.
Even though the summer transfer window only officially opened on June 14 in 2023, Rangers have confirmed multiple signings. The international transfer window does not open until July 1. So, keep up to date on all of Rangers’ confirmed signings and transfers out of Ibrox here…
All of Rangers’ confirmed transfers in
Kieran Dowell – Rangers confirmed their first signing of the summer on May 23 with the pre-contract transfer of the midfielder. Dowell agreed to leave Norwich City on July 1 on a three-year contract. The 25-year-old left Carrow Road after offering 12 goals in 75 appearances.
Dujon Sterling – Rangers confirmed the signing of the full-back from Chelsea on May 30. He signed a pre-contract to join the Gers on July 1 on a four-year contract. The 23-year-old had been a part of Chelsea’s youth fold since 2007 but only played twice for the west Londoners.
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Jack Butland – Rangers confirmed the pre-contract signing of the goalkeeper from Crystal Palace on June 6. The 30-year-old agreed to join the Gers on a four-year deal on July 1. He spent the second half of the 2022/23 season on loan to Manchester United as their backup.
Sam Lammers – Rangers confirmed the signing of the centre-forward from Atalanta on June 15 for £3m. The 26-year-old agreed to a four-year contract to secure his switch to Ibrox. He had spent the 2022/23 term on loan with Empoli and Sampdoria, scoring twice in 34 games.
Abdallah Sima – Rangers confirmed the signing of the 22-year-old on loan from Brighton & Hove Albion on June 29. The Senegal winger has moved to Ibrox on a season-long deal after spending 2022/23 with Angers SCO. He offered the French side six goals across 37 outings.
Cyriel Dessers – Rangers confirmed the signing of the 28-year-old from Cremonese on July 6 for an initial €5m (£4m) plus €1.5m (£1m) in add-ons. The Nigeria forward moved to Ibrox on a four-year contract after offering 10 goals and three assists over 32 games in 2022/23.
Leon Balogun – Rangers confirmed the 35-year-old’s return to Ibrox on July 12 after signing a one-year contract. The centre-back was a free agent after leaving Queens Park Rangers in June. He only spent a season with QPR after two in Glasgow that returned 65 appearances.
Danilo Pereira da Silva – Feyenoord agreed to sell the 24-year-old to Rangers for up to £6m on July 28. The Brazilian centre-forward spent just one season in Rotterdam and helped De club aan de Maas win the Eredivisie title. He scored 10 goals in 34 Dutch top-flight fixtures.
Jose Cifuentes – Rangers confirmed the signing of the 24-year-old from Los Angles FC in a £1m transfer on August 3. The Ecuador midfielder spent two-and-a-half years with the MLS franchise for 15 goals and 20 assists in 121 games. He had five assists in 26 outings in 2023.
All of Rangers’ confirmed transfers out
Mateusz Zukowski – Slask Wroclaw confirmed the signing of the right-back from Rangers on June 28. The 21-year-old returned to Poland after only 18 months at Ibrox for an undisclosed fee. Van Bronckhorst’s January 2022 transfer from Lechia Gdansk played once in Glasgow.
Antonio Colak – Parma Calcio 1913 confirmed the signing of the 29-year-old from Rangers on July 15. The striker switched to Serie B for £2.5m after a term at Ibrox. He signed for the Gers in July 2022 for an initial £1.8m. He hit 18 goals in 39 games over his time in Glasgow.
Lewis Mayo – Kilmarnock confirmed the signing of the 23-year-old from Rangers on July 20. It marked the end of a 13-year association between the Gers and the centre-half, who spent the 2022/23 season on loan to Killie. Mayo failed to make a first-team appearance at Ibrox.
Fashion Sakala – Saudi Arabian side Al-Fayha announced the arrival of the 26-year-old in a £4m transfer from Rangers on August 8. The Zambia forward left Ibrox after two years with the Gers. He offered 24 goals and 15 assists over 91 games after joining from KV Oostende.
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Ianis Hagi – Deportivo Alaves secured the arrival of the 24-year-old on a season-long loan deal from Rangers on August 27. The Romania midfielder’s move to La Liga does not feature an option to buy. He left Ibrox having only played 11 games for 338 minutes during 2022/23.
James Graham – Annan Athletic sealed the signing of the 19-year-old on a season-long loan from Rangers on August 31. The Gers hold an option to recall the ex-Ross County youth gem in January. The striker joined the Gers in 2020 and has five goals in 33 B-team appearances.
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Alfredo Morelos – Rangers confirmed that the Gers had released the Colombia striker at the end of his contract on May 23. The 27-year-old left Ibrox as the club’s all-time top scorer in Europe with 29 of his 124 goals. He arrived in Glasgow from HJK Helsinki for £1m in 2017.
Ryan Kent – Rangers also confirmed that the Gers had released the forward at the end of his contract on May 23. He would quickly bounce back to sign for Fenerbahce on June 12 with a four-year contract. Rangers paid Liverpool £7.5m to sign Kent under Steven Gerrard in 2019.
Allan McGregor – The Ibrox outfit confirmed that they had released the modern-day Rangers legend at the end of his contract on May 23. The 41-year-old returned to the club in 2018 for another spell after starting his career at Ibrox. He would amass over 480 games and 13 titles.
Scott Arfield – Rangers confirmed the release of the 34-year-old at the end of his contract on May 23. The Canadian midfielder moved to Glasgow in 2018 after his release by Burnley. He made 233 outings and won a Premiership title at Rangers before signing for Charlotte FC.
Filip Helander – Rangers confirmed that the Gers had released the defender at the end of his terms on May 23. The 30-year-old Swede spent four years at Ibrox after leaving Bologna in 2019 for £3.5m. But he only amassed 60 appearances following his array of injury problems.
Steven Davis – Rangers also declared on May 23 that the midfielder remains in discussions with the club over continuing working with their medical staff. The 38-year-old’s contract will also expire this year whilst he bids to return from an ACL injury sustained in December 2022.
Nnamdi Ofoborh – Rangers announced that the Gers and the 23-year-old agreed to mutually terminate his contract on August 24. The Nigerian had moved to Ibrox in July 2021 from AFC Bournemouth on a deal agreed that February. But he did not feature at all whilst in Glasgow.
Rangers have also released a flurry of youngsters from their B-Team and U18 academy team. Those departing Rangers’ academy at the end of their contracts this summer are as follows:
Kevin Ciubotaru – Cameron Cooper – Kelsey Ewen – Harley Ewen – Kai Kennedy – Alex Kpakpe – Charlie Lindsay, Lewis MacKinnon – Murray Miller – Zak McKay – Christian Mulindwa – Jack Roberts – Tony Weston
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Malik Tillman – Beale admitted in April that Rangers want to activate their option to buy the Bayern Munich loanee. The Gers and Der FCB agreed to include a £5m option in the talented USA international’s temporary move. But the playmaker must also agree to a return to Ibrox.
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The Gers are yet to confirm any new signings for Rangers’ academy teams over the summer.