Rangers FC failed to cause a dent in the Celtic bandwagon last season as the Bhoys completed a phenomenal treble treble winning season.
But this time around Steven Gerrard is determined to break the Celtic monopoly in Scotland and the Gers boss is having a really busy summer.
Up until now, Rangers have spent only €784,000(as per TransferMarkt) in the market but they have managed to bring in some fine players like George Edmundson and Joe Aribo.
The Bhoys, on the other hand, have spent a whopping €11.34 million already but they have only three players to show against that – with one of them arriving on a free transfer.
But despite Rangers flexing all the muscle in the transfer market, Neil Lennon has made it clear that he won’t be sucked into competing against their Old Firm rivals.
“I can’t affect what Rangers do,” he said.
“It’s not one of those situations where if they spend £4m, then we want to spend £8m.
“It’s not like that. We just want to get the right players in if the price is good and we think there’s quality and re-sellable value in them as well.
“We have to focus on ourselves. You can’t affect what’s going on elsewhere. You can’t – and we won’t.
“We might be [going for the same players] but that creates its own issues. Sometimes agents play one against another and I don’t want to get involved in any of that nonsense either.
“We’ve got four or five days [until the next UEFA deadline] and you can do a deal in three or four hours. It’s a question of whittling it down: is this the right price, the right age and the right wage?
“We have to filter that all down and have been agonising over a lot of players over the last two or three weeks. We want to get it right. Not just for the sake of short-term.
“There’s a lot of work being done in the background. We had a four-hour recruitment meeting on Wednesday on two positions. It’s quite energy-sapping sometimes.”