Division – 44% of fans oppose controversial Rangers move


With talk still milling over Rangers’ reported move for Juventus legend Claudio Marchisio, Ibrox Noise was interested to know, away from all the nonsense, if this was actually a player our readers were interested to see ply his trade in Govan.

After all, his CV speaks for itself and he’s about as good of a grain a player can be – but is he a player fans want, or indeed feel the club needs? He is, after all, a central midfielder, a position Rangers arguably have a comical embarrassment of riches in, with the likes of Ryan Jack, Glen Kamara, Joe Aribo, Steven Davis, Greg Docherty and even Scott Arfield at our disposal.

But then many would argue Marchisio, even at 33, is a hell of an upgrade on all six of those.

So we put it to you in a poll, to see if you wanted him in our colours.

The response, while far from emphatic, veered towards the desire to see him join us, with a 56% majority suggesting they were keen on the idea, but nevertheless a very significant 44% stated they weren’t.

It’s a curious signing, if it happens. He’ll cost a lot, he’s not getting much younger, and his most recent spell in football, in Russia, was poor at best. It’s arguable he’s past his peak, and Russian football, like the SPL, is not terribly forgiving.

But, it’s a persistent story so we’ll see if it bears fruit.


  1. If it is correct that we are talking to him the last thing we need is another midfielder its a left back and an other striker we need gerrard seems to be obsessed with midfielders

  2. Would have less sell on value than Docherty. The fact that we may even be looking for a 7th midfielder implies
    1) No chance of playing a 4-2-3-1
    2) Docherty seems to have no future
    Both are sad

  3. I am utterly convinced there is nothing to this story, just hype from his agent which of course the media gobble up because it grabs people's attention.
    Still, I hope I am wrong and that he does sign for Rangers. What a monster of a signing he would be, but I won't hold my breath waiting for it to happen…

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