By Joe Ellis

15th Jul, 2022 | 12:10pm

Barry Ferguson 'licking his lips' at Rangers summer transfers

Rangers have really ramped up their transfer business in the past two weeks and it has got Barry Ferguson salivating at the mouth.

Antonio Colak was the first new addition up front before he was quickly followed by free agent Tom Lawrence and then Welsh winger Rabbi Matondo to vastly improve the Light Blues’ attack.

There could yet be more to come from Giovanni van Bronckhorst but the aforementioned trio is enough for Ferguson to have been proven wrong.

“Just a week ago I was starting to wonder what Rangers were up to in this transfer window,” Ferguson said in his Daily Record column. “Don’t get me wrong, I wasn’t ready to press the panic button or anything like that, but I was beginning to scratch my head a little bit, trying to figure out why no real business was getting done.

“So I have to say I’ve been pleasantly surprised with the flurry of activity which has seen three new players in the door in the space of just a few days.

“Put it this way, if I was Giovanni van Bronckhorst I’d be licking my lips right now just thinking about the firepower and all the attacking options which are piling up inside my dressing room ahead of the new campaign. And I still expect him to add another one or two before the market shuts down at the end of next month.”

Best in show

Ferguson is absolutely right to be drooling at the thought of our potential front four because there is not a team in Scotland that can match it blow for blow.

Those three new players will slot in alongside current Gers players Alfredo Morelos, Ryan Kent, Fashion Sakala and Kemar Roofe to create perhaps the best attacking department in Scottish football history.

It’s not just the quality of those who start when the season begins but it’s the depth in quality that means we can chop and change who players every week and not be any weaker.

Of course, there is a possibility that Kent and Morelos could have left by the time the transfer window closes but Matondo and Colak have come in to almost be their replacements should they exit Ibrox.

We would obviously prefer that they don’t move elsewhere but van Bronckhorst has worked wonders to think ahead and get ahead of any potential depth issues.

In other Rangers news, yet another injury has befallen this defender after spending much of the 2021-22 campaign on the physio’s bench.