By Jason Jones

13th Jul, 2020 | 2:13pm

Steven Davis assesses Rangers summer transfer business so far

Steven Davis has admitted that he is “delighted” by the signing of Ianis Hagi, and has been impressed with the rest of the transfer business that Rangers have conducted so far this summer. 

The Gers have delved into the market at quite a pace, tying up deals for the Romanian, Jon McLaughlin, and Calvin Bassey already.

Steven Gerrard is looking to bolster his ranks as his side prepare to challenge Celtic for the Scottish Premiership title next season, with the prospect of a tenth consecutive Hoops crown on the line.

And Davis is more than happy with the new talent that has already arrived at Ibrox.

Speaking to Rangers TV, he said: “We knew a bit about Ianis in terms of the quality he’s got and the potential he’s got as well so I’m delighted that he’s joined.

“Jon will bring some experience to the goalkeeping department again and try and push Greegs for that No. 1 spot.

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“What I’ve seen of Calvin so far, he looks an exciting player.”

Have Rangers conducted good business so far this summer?

We think so, yes.

Signing Hagi on a permanent deal felt like a no-brainer after an impactful loan spell during which he averaged 3.6% more successful dribbles than Ryan Kent, as well as making more passes, delivering more crosses, and having more shots on goal per game, as per Wyscout.

McLaughlin is an international goalkeeper with fabulous experience, and his arrival has allowed Robby McCrorie to go back out on loan to get the regular minutes he needs to really kick on and become a genuine contender for the number one spot at Ibrox in the future.

Bassey is a relatively unknown entity, but the manager seems incredibly excited about him, and signing such a promising talent on a free transfer looks like it has the potential to be a serious coup.

Only time will tell, of course, but right now it looks like three deals done, three top signings made.

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