Rangers and Hibs will be among a number of clubs taking part in the first virtual transfer meetings ahead of the January window.

The pair will join the likes of PSG, Barcelona, Liverpool and other top clubs in attending TransferRoom's Virtual Window Deal Day on December 8 as they look to make moves in their recruitment with the next window opening at the beginning of next month.

In a 'speed-dating' format as described by TransferRoom officials, club chiefs from more than 250 outfits will take part in pre-arranged meetings via their computers amid the pandemic restrictions. Club Brugge, of Belgium, have in the past made good use of TransferRoom and their chief executive Vincent Mannaert will provide a short presentation before the virtual day kicks off.

Clubs will then be permitted to hold up to 15 pre-arranged meetings for roughly 12 minutes each.

Jonas Ankersen, chief executive and founder of TransferRoom, said: “The Covid-19 crisis has made it impossible for clubs to do their transfer business in the usual way. 

"The pandemic has also increased the financial pressures at all levels of the game so it has never been more important for clubs to have a clear identity and to devise a transfer policy that reflects it.

"Clever recruitment – finding ways to uncover hidden gems who perform on the pitch AND the balance sheet– is vital in these challenging times, and TransferRoom is giving clubs the tools to succeed."

Gers have previously made use of TransferRoom with Ross Wilson taking part in the past, as well as Hibs's Graeme Mathie. The December 8 event will be the fourth of the year, with TransferRoom having helped facilitate 275 player transfers during that time.