Monday, 10 June 2019

The multimillion pound club at Ibrox


In years gone by Rangers fans looked at our best players like Barrie McKay and Lewis Macleod and seriously expected the likes of £3M+ for them each.

As we know, McKay has been underwhelming since he left Rangers, and the fee was barely £1.5M. He’s managed a solid number of appearances at Swansea, but just three goals and seven assists. It’s ok, but nothing amazing. Lewis Macleod has fared infinitely worse – a free agent at present, he’s had a torrid three years of injury and loss of favour, and he barely scraped £800,000 back in the day.

Times have definitely definitely changed.

While opposing fans (and boring unwanted handwringers among our own populace) like nothing more than playing down Rangers’ assets and pretending they’re worth beans, the reality is Steven Gerrard’s men are now absolutely filled with genuinely valuable players who go into the £5M, £10M and £20M+ range.

When we look at the best players we have, the most valuable ones, the numbers make for enlightening viewing:

James Tavernier:

We know Brighton and Villa are keeping tabs, and a bid has been talked about. 27-year old captain of Rangers with the number of goals and assists this man has from right back? Many argue he could be one of the team’s most important players, and his absence is badly felt. An EPL side coming in for him would be looking at the region of £15M easily for his signature.

Borna Barisic:

He hasn’t done it in the SPL, but he has for Croatia and then some – this 26-year old left back is a world class player when on the right stage, and that stage isn’t the SPL – and with the CV he now has of delivering for a team as strong as Croatia, and silencing with ease the likes of Gareth Bale while scoring a goal as well, Barisic’s global stock is high as a kite. Rangers could value him easily in the £15M+ range too.

Glen Kamara:

A regular for Finland, he cost Rangers between £50K-£100K in January, which is looking an even better bargain than we could ever have dreamed – this midfielder has delivered for club and country on many occasions and at only 23, he will only get better. Think N’Golo Kante and you’re on the right track. Absolutely no reason Kamara isn’t worth something in that area given they more or less play the same role and even have a very similar physicality. Rangers could value this asset easily above £20M.

Scott Arfield:

Might be the wrong side of 30 now (only just) but his career stock has catapulted thanks to the best season of his life at Ibrox, and if Cristiano Ronaldo at 33 can still cost nearly £120M Scott Arfield (we know we know they’re exactly comparable, right?) should not suffer from his age. Indeed, Southampton were rumoured to be putting a bid in, but for a player of the Canadian international’s quality, there is no selling him for less than £10M minimum.

Alfredo Morelos:

Ok, his red card v Celtic and omission from CONCACAF squad may well have hurt his value, but only temporarily. Value is dynamic, and a player is worth what a buyer is willing to pay. A Colombian international with 11 assists and 28 goals in the season as well as a few in Europe? This isn’t a halfpenny we’re talking here, and Rangers could get anywhere between £10M and £30M for him. A tonne of clubs are interested.

Ok, these numbers seem mad, but so is the transfer market. If Harry Wilson is worth £20M for a good season in the Championship and Ryan Kent £12M for one in the SPL, why are our own players suddenly worth only £3M at best but Celtic’s are all £10M+ and £20M+?

We do not have to sell these guys and they’re all becoming utterly critical assets. While, in most cases, doing it for their country too. Which only excels the value.

We’re also not advocating their sales – we’re just making a point that we have genuinely top players now in many cases, and the values of those players should reflect that.

17 comments:

  1. We're not accepting low-ball offers. Morelos may go, but they won't get a bargain price from us. They'll have to pony-up!

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  2. Mate put the drink down ffs 15 million each for tav and also barisic? Maybe if tav was playing in england and going to another english club they'd pay the inflated price, never a hope in hell of getting anything over 3-4 million for Barisic after the season hes had

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  3. Can I have some of what you are smoking.
    Barisic who you slate on a weekly basis, quite rightly, from what I have seen we paid far to much for him at £2m. If anything his value has dropped.
    Kamara couldn't hold a place down at Dundee and he can't at us. So where is this £20m coming from.
    Tav is good going forward, good a taking penalties but can't defend. We will be lucky to get £7m for him.
    Stevie G has stated that in the last year we have only been offered £2.6m for Morelos. So where are you getting the £20m+ for him.
    You are just setting yourself up for disappointment

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    1. BB, we really wanted some of what you were smoking but it appears you’ve had a mini meltdown instead.

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  4. Come on guys our players are worth a lot more than yous think 10 mil all day long so let's get behind them well said ibrox Noise well said

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  5. More like £20 Million for them All what with their inability to play well even for a quarter of a season, get real.
    You complain about fans downing player values but this Massive inflation of pricing is just as bad.(imo)

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  6. Anyone know how much we have to pay Mike Ashley. Over on follow follow they are saying £8m - £22m. Wtf.
    Hope not or we will really need to get the prices your quoting for players on here

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  7. More like £20 Million for them All what with their inability to play well even for a quarter of a season, get real.
    You complain about fans downing player values but this Massive inflation of pricing is just as bad.(imo)

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  8. Come on Ibrox Noise there's no point asking for fans opinion if you do not print replies after fans taking the time to post ?

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    1. Olso - first off we didn't actually explicitly request anyone's opinion - all are free to comment though. Secondly, we're not on site 24/7 so comments don't always immediately go through.

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  9. Arfield - 5 million
    Morelos - 14-18 million
    Tavernier - 8-10 million
    Kamara - 1 full season 10 million bracket
    Barisic - if 3 or 4 came in, get him out

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  10. This is a decent read every day, but why let the timposters have a say?
    You know fine well who they are, so just block them.
    It's okay to have a different opinion, but when it's a barbed opinion, intended to annoy, worry or divide us, then they should be disregarded.
    As it stands, they are thinking they are clever, and probably bragging about it on their own manky forums. 'They are still falling for the Mike Ashley, shite' etc. etc.

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    1. Points taken and agreed QB - some slip through the net and it's hard to catch them all. The issue we also have is legitimate Rangers 'fans' seem to want to play our club down and make us small. They talk like critical Celtic fans. We agree on criticism where it's merited, because Lord knows we've been guilty of plenty ourselves, but there's a real visceral self-hating underbelly in our support now which is hard to separate from the green and whites at times.

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  11. Tavernier
    - £8m-£12m

    Barisic
    - £7-10m

    Kamara
    - £7-10m

    Arfield
    £8-£12m

    Morelos
    - £9.5m-£15m

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    1. Stevo
      Like your thinking, but would want the high end of each bracket, except Morelos for whom I would want £20m. If people think they have to pay for what they want, they will.

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