Rangers roll up sleeves as summer spending gets serious

Rangers roll up sleeves as summer spending gets serious
Rangers' Dutch manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst attends a team training session at the Rangers Training Centre in Glasgow on May 12, 2022, ahead of their Europa League final football match against Eintracht Frankfurt on May 18th. (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN / AFP) (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP via Getty Images)

Rangers are to take summer spending up to approaching £10M after the capture of Liverpool’s Ben Davies confirmed Rangers’ board is supporting Giovanni van Bronckhorst with the same gravity they did with Steven Gerrard.

As regulars will know, Ibrox Noise has long noted the summer spending under the ex boss, which was £11M every year, until the pot ran dry and signings turned into freebies.

Gio had to deal with the same thing earlier this year in his first window, bar a small fee for Poland’s Mateusz Zukowski, but this summer, while not wholesomely splashing the case, has seen Rangers’ spending hit £8M+ after £2M Colak, £2M Matondo and now £4M Davies.

Of course it’s not how much you spend, but what you spend it on, but the reality is while fans can argue till the cows come home over the merits of spending £4M on Davies, we wanted to see the financial muscle being flexed and our manager being supported.

And clearly he is being.

We do need a bit more, lacking a striker certainly, and now possibly being a little short in defence, but the investment is now being made as it was for 2+ years under Gerrard.

The board is now giving Gio the financial muscle to do things, and long may that continue.

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