Tuesday, 6 August 2019

Flabbergasting reveal at Ibrox - this cannot be true, surely?


On top of Kyle Lafferty’s admission that he’ll be back at Ibrox as a fan from now on is an even more curious revelation. That he took a wage cut to come to Rangers.

This story is common knowledge now, having done the rounds the past day or so, but if Lafferty is claiming he took a wage cut to join Rangers, just how much was he on, and what does it say for Rangers’ finances?

Lafferty is a lot of things – daft as a brush, high maintenance, practical joker, morally a little dubious and a tonne of others, but one thing he isn’t is a liar – and for him to say he took a wage cut to go from Hearts to Ibrox is quite a troubling comment to make.

At Hearts he was on a reported £3K a week, and their highest earner at that and at a distance. Hearts’ budget isn’t anything like Rangers is supposed to be. So for him to take a wage CUT is a stunning claim that he was paid less than this.

For Rangers to pursue him all through the summer in one of the most protracted transfers in Rangers’ recent memory and yet all for a salary allegedly less than £3K a week makes us wonder just what the numbers really are for the rest of the squad.

We know Rangers are not ‘poor’ (court and legal issues notwithstanding) but this is a very strange ‘plot development’. Joe Aribo is on an alleged £20K a week, but just how true is that if the marquee signing of last summer, Lafferty, wasn’t even on a 5th of it?

True, Rangers do have more cash now. Last season’s second place finish in the SPL and Europa League heroics brought in millions for this season, but nevertheless even last summer, a sub-£3K wage is quite an extraordinary claim.

Just how much does all this really mean?

Answers on an SAE…


14 comments:

  1. As mildly amusing as this story is, it's a non event as to the colossal sum that JDF is on ... x 20 what Lafferty was on at Hearts is what I've heard. And that's not bs.

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  2. It says more about Lafferty than it does about Rangers, IF the story has any truth to it. He clearly needs a new agent if the best deal that could be negotiated was less than the money he was on at Hearts, and Lafferty certainly devalues himself if he accepted less than £3k per week.
    Somehow the story doesn't seem to stack up, or maybe we are only hearing half of the story.

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  3. Was Lafferty not on loan at Hearts from Norwich?
    That would put a very different spin on matters.

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  4. Marquee signing?
    Come on boys, he was a back up striker for us so why would we be paying him anything more. At hearts he was the main man so they would have him at the top of their pay scale.
    He got a 2nd chance and didn't take it.

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    1. Coming off the bench for 12 minutes every other game hardly represents a 2nd chance. Fair play he knew coming in that he was a back up striker but Im sure he thought he would get more time on the pitch. Had he played more regular then I believe he could easily have reached the figures achieved at Hearts.

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  5. He's a liar when it comes to telling his missus he wasn't cheating again

    And again

    And again

    And again

    I would be surprised if he took a pay cut. On what it says about Rangers is that they done a good job and if they managed that but I'm not sure we did. So I call bs

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  6. Sounds odd considering we terminated his contract by mutual agreement, that his final year of contract was worth £150k and we paid him off to save a few thousand of that, rather than keep him as back up to a striker that may be leaving and another in his late 30's.

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  7. I reckon Laff's contract had high number of add ons (appearance bonus, win bonus, goal bonus etc) - lets face it if he didn't perform so shouldn't have earned as much as he did at Hearts (where he was good)...

    Personally, I'm pleased we are negotiating contracts prudently.

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