A summer of change at Ibrox as Gio gets some cash

A summer of change at Ibrox as Gio gets some cash
SEVILLE, SPAIN - MAY 18: Giovanni van Bronckhorst, Head Coach of Rangers looks on prior to the UEFA Europa League final match between Eintracht Frankfurt and Rangers FC at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on May 18, 2022 in Seville, Spain. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

While it would be a lie to say we ‘don’t care’ about the cup final, the interest and need to win it just isn’t at the level it was for yesterday.

It was all about the UEL trophy, and the CL spot. Not to mention the big cash going with that.

As it is, we fell short, a penalty short, a thin margin between glory and ‘failure’, and so somehow we have to lift ourselves in one day and win a cup final all over again.

Quite frankly we’ll be shocked if the players have anything left to do it with.

But what really is priority for us now is the summer rebuild, because with a decent £25M in the kitty, Gio has some cash to spend on new players.

The UEL campaign netted about those numbers, and the sales of Patterson and Gerrard sealed up most of the deficit, so we do have a bit to play with.

It’s not (yet) the £40M base for getting to the CL group stage, but it’s enough to do something with.

The question of departures looms large – we’d be absolutely shocked if Connor Goldson, Allan McGregor and Steven Davis are here next season, but no money is going to come in for any of them, while the usual Morelos, Kamara, Aribo, and Kent mob are vulnerable to sales, with now, the new entrant of the in-demand Calvin Bassey.

But we do have a kitty. We don’t know how much of the £25M Gio will have, and if we do get UCL then that rises a tonne, but he has some cash for sure without selling anyone.

This summer will require surgery. There are injury-prone players who are busted flushes, and we include Filip Helander there with a heavy heart, alongside Leon Balogun who’s out of contract anyway, and other players like Diallo and Ramsey return to their parent clubs.

There will be changes this summer, and there was always going to be, but having lost the final, we have to look at those who will now take their leave with more focus than before.

This squad has done the club very proud indeed, the UEL final was historic. But we will need new blood and a bit of guard changing under Gio, who will absolutely want to sign his own players.

There are only 13 days till the summer window opens, and we expect movement at Ibrox.

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  1. Considering weve won 1 trophy from 12 or whatever it is, it should make winning this one extra special. We need this. We cant go trophyless after a season like tht. I think the players will actually be right uo for this, and i can actually see Hearts take a heavy loss as our players will want to let off the anger of tht Euro loss.

  2. I really hope with some sales and with the Europa money GVB can put a more resilient, stronger squad together incorporating Lowry , King , Souttar . We also need more steel in the midfield Jacko might be done , Lewis Ferguson would be a good addition . We also need another goalie . Let’s wait and see .

  3. Very good piece that i totally agree with GVB needs to sign his own players and has proven that tactically he is far better than SG. I look forward to seeing the changes and thank all the players for their efforts this season. We go again Saturday.

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