Premiership champions Rangers were present at a key transfer summit alongside a host of European heavyweights looking for an advantage.
Sporting director Ross Wilson has been praised for his forward-thinking approach and this has led the Ibrox team to become a regular participant in the Virtual Transferroom summit, with the last taking place on Wednesday.
Sport record understands that representatives from Motherwell and Hibs were also present at the conference which has been labeled “football speed dating” with 200 teams logging in for the remote session this week.
The events allow decision-makers from teams around the world to meet and discuss transfers as well as build relationships in their pre-arranged 12-minute meetings.
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European football heavyweights Arsenal, Manchester City, Liverpool, Barcelona and Juventus are regular participants in the events that unfolded in person before the pandemic struck.
Wilson and Steven Gerrard are on the hunt for the right players as they prepare for their key Champions League qualifiers.
Rangers are desperate to end their 11-year absence from the top table in European football as they get the chance to forge their way to the group stage via the champions’ qualifying route.
Rangers have already added Ostend Fashion forward Sakala and Jermain Defoe has signed new terms to stay at Ibrox.
But the club noted at their AGM last year that they will be implementing their player exchange model and key players are expected to evolve in the years to come.
The likes of Alfredo Morelos, Ryan Kent and Borna Barisic have generated a lot of interest in recent seasons, but Gerrard is keen to stay strong ahead of a massive season.
Former Liverpool football manager Damien Comolli and Santos Laguna chairman Alejandro Irarragorri Gutierrez were the keynote speakers as they discussed the changing landscape of football and how clubs can grow. adapt.
Comolli – now with Toulouse – spoke about his experiences with Tottenham and Anfield and the importance of using data to improve his decision-making process.