If one thing is certain at Ibrox, this summer is going to (again) see a massive exodus. Whether the players in question will go on loan, be freed, or be sold, there are a bunch of personnel who will surely be surplus to requirements come the end of the season.
Ibrox Noise takes you through the main contenders who are exceptionally unlikely to be in Govan come the new season.
If ever a player did not live up to a quarter of his reputation, it’s the former Croatian international. He had a pretty good career, even if the marquee time at Spurs was actually described by the man himself as disappointing, but it had well and truly dried up by the time he ended up in the NASL with New York Cosmos. Contrary to common belief, he wasn’t benched there through injury or bad form, but the same reason Andy Halliday barely played for Gabala – foreign player quotient. Nevertheless, injury has blighted the twilight years of his career, and Rangers have suffered the brunt of that. A wage it is essential to free up.
Fans have lost patience with young Jordan, and for all that we admire him here at Ibrox Noise, he’s nearing two full calendar years in Govan with just 10 appearances. There’s patience, then there’s flogging a dead horse.
Completely exiled under Graeme Murty, and barely did any better under Pedro, this hapless signing must go down as the worst in recent memory. Why he is still at Ibrox is a mystery, given he’s still a loan player. Will certainly return to Benfica B in June.
A target for Chivas, Herrera simply does not suit the SPL. A real epitome of the threadbare options up front for Rangers. Is 100% sure to be gone this summer.
Rangers are waiting on a bid for this guy, probably from Saints. For whatever reason, he is not wanted at Ibrox, and there is no chance he will still be a Rangers player next season. If we are most generous, it would be a loan again.
He’s back in the picture because he’s desperate to make the world cup, but this is a signing that inexplicably didn’t work out. He signed for two seasons but we can see little chance of Rangers not finding another solution for him come the summer.
Unless the powers-that-be see something us fans don’t, Russell will be going straight back to Norwich this summer. A really poor signing, unless he dramatically picks up in the last two or three months of the season, Martin will not win the deal he desperately wants.
Interest from Estoril never materialised but Cardoso is out of favour and will be looking to start the new season elsewhere. SPL has not worked for him, and with some good years still ahead of him, Rangers will try to recoup as much of the transfer fee for him as they can.
Rangers have a fair bit of culling to do this summer, and those are some of the prime examples. What ones stick out for you?