Rangers new signings: Confirmed ins and outs for summer 2023

A summer of evolution and rebuild has begun with several Rangers new signings as Michael Beale looks to revitalise his squad ahead of his first full season as manager at Ibrox. 

After a disappointing season ending with Celtic success, Rangers have had a huge overhaul to manage with many of their longest-serving players coming to the end of their contracts. 

With many outgoings expected, that also means Rangers fans can expect a number of new incomings too. Let’s take a look at all of the confirmed Rangers ins and outs so far this summer. 

Rangers new signings:  Summer 2023 Arrivals

Cyriel Dessers – (Cremonese)

Nigerian international Dessers comes in on a bargain fee of around £4m. A striker who has the height and strength to lead the line and hopefully provide Rangers with more versatility up front.

Sam Lammers – (Atalanta)

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Another forward coming in from Italian football, Lammers was deemed surplus to requirements by Atalanta after some disappointing loan spells. Still only 26, the 6”3 Dutchman could thrive with a fresh start in Scotland. 

Dujon Sterling – (Chelsea)

A product of the Chelsea academy, Sterling was released by his boyhood club this summer after joining them at 8. The right-back has over 100 Championship games under his belt at just 23 years old. Securing Sterling on a free transfer is great business for Rangers. 

Kieran Dowell – (Norwich)

Kieran Dowell joins the club on a free transfer from Norwich City after his contract expired at Carrow Road. The 25-year-old can play a number of midfield positions and has proven experience at Championship and Premier League level. 

Jack Butland – (Crystal Palace)

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More shrewd business from the Rangers hierarchy as ex-England international Butland joins on a free transfer. Still only 30 years old, Butland has played at the highest level and still has plenty of years to give.

Leon Balogun – (QPR)

A return to Ibrox for the central defender after his contract at QPR expired. Balogun knows the club well and has proven his abilities in the past. Certainly a good character for the dressing room and adds needed depth in defence.

Abdallah Sima – (Brighton)

The 22 Senegalese international joins on loan from Brighton and is still looking to make his mark in English football. Sima is a 6”2 forward who can play anywhere along the front line and will provide Rangers with energy and technical ability. 

Danilo – Feyenoord

Joining from Feyenoord on a five-year-deal, Rangers will hope that Danilo is the man to bring the goals to the club. Danilo netted 12 times last season, and helped Feyenoord to an Eredivisie title last season. Danilo has been a long-term target for Rangers, and at just 24, he has plenty of time to prove himself on the big stage.

Danilo won't spend the first season I the Champions League, however, as he couldn't help his side progress in the qualification rounds of the competition. Danilo has already netted twice for Rangers in his opening nine games. Scoring once in the league, and once in the Scottish league cup.

Summer 2023 Departures

Antonio Colak – (Parma)

Colak joins the Italian side Parma for around £2m after a disappointing stint at Ibrox. His sale has freed up space up top for new signings Dessers and Lammers to come in. 

Ryan Kent – (Fenerbahce) 

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Fan favourite Kent leaves Rangers on a free transfer after a 5 year spell at the club. The tricky winger will be missed at Ibrox, but it seemed he was looking for a new challenge elsewhere. European football at Turkish giants Fenerbahce now awaits him.

Scott Arfield – (Charlotte FC)

The 34-year-old Arfield was a great servant to the club after joining from Burnley back in 2018. With the Beale rebuild looming, it was obvious from both sides that Arfield would seek pastures anew, and he now finds himself in the MLS with Charlotte. 

Alfredo Morelos – (Free Agent)

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Another hard-hitting exit for Rangers fans, as the Colombian Morelos parted ways with the Gers after six years at the club. Morelos will go down as a cult hero at Ibrox, despite the drama along the way, and the club now have some big shoes to fill with his loss. 

Filip Helander – (Free Agent)

Towering defender Helander left Rangers on the expiry of his contract after four years at the club. The 30-year-old made 60 appearances in that time but was not deemed to be in Michael Beale’s future plans. 

Alan McGregor – (Free Agent) 

A true club legend, 41-year-old McGregor hangs up his gloves after 488 Rangers appearances in a career spanning over 20 years. McGregor will be missed by the fans, but don’t be surprised to see him return to the club as a coach one day. 

Rangers’ business is certainly not over this summer, with Beale sure to want to add more to his squad ahead of the start of the new Scottish Premier League season. 

Glen Kamara – Leeds United

Joining the Championship side for a reported £5m, Kamara joined Rangers in 2019, featuring 193 times for the side and scoring 11 goals. Kamara was a key figure in the famous Rangers title-winning side. Kamara has also featured heavily for Finland, picking up 52 international caps.

Fashion Sakala – Al-Fayha

One of the less high-profile moves to Saudi Arabia this summer was Fashion Sakala. The 26-year-old claimed a Scottish Cup Winner's medal while at Rangers, but will now move to the Saudi Pro League. With a fee of £4m, Sakala spent two years at Rangers. He'll now pick up a sizable contract upgrade in the Saudi League.

David has written for games media outlets for the last ten years, and is now the editor of esports and gaming site ESTNN. But he's a massive football fan, and long-suffering, but now recovering Newcastle United fan.