Rangers can’t spend? Ross Wilson has a £5M ace up his sleeve

Rangers can’t spend? Ross Wilson has a £5M ace up his sleeve
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - AUGUST 09: Rangers director of football Ross Wilson is seen in the stands during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers FC and St. Mirren at Ibrox Stadium on August 09, 2020 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Willie Vass/Pool via Getty Images)

As we alluded to earlier, Rangers are said to be looking at a Dutch stopper in Belgium, Wesley Hoedt. Now, with a market value of around £3.5M you might read this and wonder what glue we’re sniffing, recommend us to ‘get a grip’ or ‘who wrote this p*sh’.

Well, Ross Wilson has a secret trick up his sleeve, a trick which has already allowed Rangers to sign £5M worth of talent in the past two years that no one noticed:

Buy now pay later.

Last summer year Rangers made Ianis Hagi permanent, at a cost of £3M. Actually, it was barely £1M, because as Ross Wilson explained, Rangers had secured the Romania international on a ‘subscription’ basis, whereby the club would pay the amount off over a number of years. Genk were happy with this arrangement.

But that’s only £3M. Where’s the other two?

In fact, Rangers did the exact same again this summer with Huddersfield’s Juninho Bacuna. Many fans don’t know he was in fact a £2M signing from the Championship side, but again, Rangers paid only a minimal amount up front, and will pay it off over time.

This means, thanks to our DoF’s financial acumen and negotiating skills, Rangers are still able to secure marquee talent into the millions by getting the player up front and paying off the cost down the line.

So, this Hoedt character who is worth almost £4M?

Wilson might just work his magic there again…

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