Hibernian manager Pat Fenlon says the arrival of Jorge Claros at the club will be beneficial to both parties.
The Honduran midfielder has signed a 12-month loan deal at Easter Road, after Rangers failed to make him an offer after a successful loan spell.
Claros, who arrives from Motagua, will add grit to Hibs’ midfield and Fenlon admits it came as a surprise to land the player.
But the manager says the signing does not represent his club being in a better financial position than their SPL rivals.
“I think it is different circumstances, in fairness to Rangers,” he said. “I don't think, in the long run, we could afford him either. They want £800,000 for a transfer fee, so we know we can't afford that.
“It suited us and it suited him. It didn't suit Rangers but that's not something I can do anything about.
“It's a good marriage at the moment for us. He can come in and play, get a bit of experience in our league and then try and get himself onto better things.
“He's obviously capable of doing that. But, from our point of view, it gives us a player that we've been looking for in that position for a while.”
When asked when he was alerted the international’s availability, the boss replied: “I'd say about 6.20pm on Saturday on the bus coming out of Ibrox, to be honest.
“I got a phone call when we were leaving the ground from a friend of mine alerting me to his availability.”