By Ibrox News speaking to Alex McLeish

17th Jun, 2021 | 6:10pm

Alex McLeish fires Rangers warning after Colombian scouting mission

We’re delighted to welcome former Rangers manager Alex McLeish as our exclusive columnist. Each week he’ll be giving his views on the biggest talking points at Ibrox…

Alex McLeish has fired a big warning at Rangers as their scouting missions of Colombia have been reported this week.

It was shared by Vital Rangers that the Bears wanted to sign Fabian Angel and Andres Colorado after successful scouting trips.

McLeish insisted that these players won’t be cheap, and could be a huge gamble for Steven Gerrard to make in the summer window.

Speaking exclusively to Ibrox News, McLeish said, “I looked at players from South America during my time.

“We will be relying on analyst and chief scouts, it’s amazing to see they’re are scouting those areas, although it is not often you get bargains there.

“Normally, those players are a lot of money, I would be a bit wary of delving into that market unless it was a household name.”

Careful.

Ross Wilson and his team may have been impressed by Angel and Colorado, but blowing millions on untested players is a huge risk.

Gerrard will want tried-and-tested names who know what it takes to succeed, especially with a huge season ahead.

We don’t have time to let players come off the bench for five minutes every week before getting up to speed, and coming from Colombia to Scotland will be as tough as they come.

Alfredo Morelos could be a big draw for the duo though, and if they have half as much desire as El Bufalo, they could be smart business.

We don’t expect this move to made immediately, and McLeish firing this big warning our way could be a godsend, watch out.

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