In that wide-ranging interview, 10 years on from the disaster of 2012, MD Stewart Robertson agreed with Ibrox Noise’s assessment of the sale of Nathan Patterson and how it’s affected the club going forward.
The club supremo discussed how we haven’t sold a player for that price region for many many years, but it was the implications Ibrox Noise expressed some weeks ago that the managing director concurred with:
That final sentence is the key area.
For Watford to offer £2M for Borna Barisic during the January window was just ridiculous, given his CV, and despite his current form not being the best, at top gear the Croat is well beyond £10M.
And Nathan Patterson’s sale shows just what key players are worth at Ibrox now, given he was only a fringe player.
Robertson agrees, and furthermore:
Barisic’s value hiked into the £20M range when he was UEL’s top assist provider, and striker Alfredo Morelos’ value, as top scorer in the competition that season, went into a region even beyond that.
The point being that Patterson’s sale was crucial for Rangers, not just financially, but credibility-wise too.