Rangers transfer latest as Stevie reveals January plans

Rangers transfer latest as Stevie reveals January plans
Rangers FC's head coach Steven Gerrard gives a press conference on the eve of their match against Belgian club Standard de Liege on the first day of the group phase (group D) of the UEFA Europa League football competition, in Liege on October 21, 2020. (Photo by VIRGINIE LEFOUR / Belga / AFP) / Belgium OUT (Photo by VIRGINIE LEFOUR/Belga/AFP via Getty Images)

Steven Gerrard has slightly mellowed his language over January’s outgoings by admitting that rather than 100% players not being sold, he ‘doesn’t think’ it’ll happen.

The manager previously expressed steadfast certainty no one was leaving and no one would be sold, but his more recent comments do soften that stance a tad:

“In terms of big names going out the door, I don’t think that will happen and myself and the board are on the same page as far as that is concerned.”

Reading between the lines, if an offer too good to refuse comes in, the board and the manager will have to consider it. But the chances of that happening in this window are fairly modest, and we don’t think it’ll happen either.

But it’s a little softer than the hard line language of no sales he advocated last year.

In other news, Gerrard also admitted January signings could be possible if it’s right for Rangers:

“At a club like Rangers, the size of us, we are always looking to improve and strive to get better so if something interesting comes up out the blue, it is something we would pursue.”

Which also suggests the stories we’re hearing on the press are quite literally nonsense.

We’ll continue to bring them to you, for one or two may be that ‘out of the blue’ signing Stevie alludes to, but for now, the language is thus:

Rangers are extremely unlikely to sell anyone this month, albeit it’s not impossible, while the club is definitely happy to improve the squad with additions but it’s not a priority.

So there you have it.

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  1. Let’s be realistic. Whatever is said we will sell if an outstanding offer comes in. Gerrard May have eased his stance slightly because he probably feels he could sell one or two without impacting the group too much, e.g. Hagi, Edmundson, Jones spring to mind. In fact he might see a £6m fee for Hagi as a great opportunity to bring someone else in and bank a few million for the summer.

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