Rangers’ board are contemplating a big sale this summer, Ibrox Noise sources can confirm.
While no decision has yet been taken on who, the expenditure the past two seasons has come far more in line with previous regimes’ output, and income hasn’t yet matched it due to lack of Champions League millions and, of course, massively reduced ticket revenue this season.
As such, the suits are looking into a big sale, Rangers’ first big big sale since 2008 and the export of Carlos Cuellar to Aston Villa, unless you include the bizarre and fraudulent £5M sale of Nikica Jelavic to Everton.
Rangers have a number of marketable assets, and Ibrox Noise takes you through the most vulnerable to sale.
Very obvious one – been hankering for a big move for about 3 years now, and while he won’t get many clubs bigger than Rangers, he seeks a better league. His stock has skyrocketed the past month as the old Morelos resurfaced, but he only wants a side in the Champions League. So he basically wants France, England, Germany, Italy or Spain, and only one of their top four sides. His sale value would be around £30M now, at least, and is only held back from the really big numbers because he hasn’t been in UCL and isn’t regular enough for his country. Sale probability – 7/10
This one is a very quiet one – Kamara has had a mostly fine season but hasn’t really pushed himself – he’s played within himself a lot. But his sale value has only risen and he’s regarded as a major asset that a lot of Rangers fans are happy to sell at a gigantic profit. He’s expected to leave anyway, but the question is will it be this summer? Sale value is approaching £40M – regular for his country and will be at the Euros. Hasn’t been given a new deal. Sale probability – 8/10
Another big marketable asset, Barisic’s departure rumours have quietened but Roma are still sniffing around and his new deal and his consistency not to mention his appearances for his country put his value up as high as anyone’s. He’d be very very hard to replace though, and his style allows Stevie to play the way we do. Worth between £25-£35M. Sale probability 6/10
Critical to Steven Gerrard and the team, Goldson is invaluable. He isn’t the best defender we’ve ever had, but his style allows Stevie to build from the back. If West Ham do indeed bid for him, they’ll need to dig deep. While Goldson’s market value is probably no higher than £10M, it’s priceless to Rangers. And we aren’t interested in selling him. Sale probability 3/10
Pretty much Barisic all over again, and he’s 20x more invaluable. Captain and about to lift 55, he’s utterly essential to this Rangers and this manager. That said, his stats this season are ludicrous and he’s worth well over £30M now. Sale probability 2/10
Leeds are still sniffing, and this hasn’t been a vintage Kent season. Great up till November, and only just literally got back to his confident form in the past two weeks. If Elland Road or anyone else bid big for him, he’s one who could be considered. Value? They’d need to go well above £20M. Sale probability 5/10
The name is big, and the player has been heavily involved this season and been overall very impressive. Bought at just £3M, big teams are looking at Hagi and he’s young enough to develop a tonne. He’s one we’d consider if the submitted bid is big enough, and we’re sure the likes of Real and Lazio can afford him. Value? Around £25M+ and sale probability 6/10
The reality is we will have to sell a big player at some point to get the numbers working for us, but it will be for big money and it’ll be right for us.