Further to today’s earlier discussion about who takes over from Allan McGregor when he calls it a day, an Ibrox Noise regular brought our attention to a potential successor, and it’s a not half bad suggestion frankly.
Mathew Ryan, who plies his trade at the highest level in Spain with Real Socidad and has almost 70 Australian caps to his name will be out of contract next summer year and while his market value is almost £10M, presently due to his contract it’s barely 5 and it will be depreciating all the time.
The stopper’s record is very good: 122 clean sheets in 378 club outings for a goalie who has played at the highest levels his whole career is extremely impressive, and his country agrees, capping him around 70 times and making him captain.
Is he realistic?
If we have any money at all, quite possibly.
He’s not exactly entrenched in Spain, and his spell in the UK with Brighton was the best of his career, and the most productive, so he could be tempted back to this island.
And of course Rangers (usually) have a great relationship with Australia, albeit that may have been damaged this season by rotten board decisions.
But the player himself won’t mind.
We need a successor for Greegsy – could Mat Ryan be the man?
Time will tell as always.