As we touched on earlier, the sale of Jack Simpson brings to an end arguably the joint-worst Steven Gerrard signing alongside Jake Hastie, as Rangers managed to actually secure a profit on the 25-year old.
See, when ol-Stevo brought him up from Bournemouth, no one could really understand why. Sure, you had the tribalistic fans who would back Jack the Ripper if our manager signed him, but generally, no one really got this one.
Yes, he had a few PL appearances for Eddie Howe’s side back in the day, but this overall was not a CV of merit.
And he was hardly young at 24, and yet completely on the fringes of a Championship side in the Cherries.
So why were Rangers signing him for around £300,000?
No idea, is the answer. He was an absolutely horrible signing.
We can probably say now Jack Simpson is the least capable defender we’ve seen at Ibrox, in the post-2012 era. And even before. Sure, some of the mince back in those dark days was absolutely shocking, but in the norm, in the SPL Rangers when all is pure and holy, we can think of few worse defenders than this lad.
He was absolutely ghastly – zero positional sense, no reading of the game, weak, feeble, and clearly at no point did the boy want to be at Rangers. He was completely a fish out of water and the addition of him made absolutely no sense.
This is one of Gerrard’s legacies – signing absolutely horrific players with no credible resume behind them, barely playing them, and just letting them rot.
This is why there has been such a backlog of players Rangers are trying to ship out now, and in fairness, we’ve managed to so do.
But Simpson? His Rangers career was summed up when he ended up in court for reckless driving.
We’d have had him up for reckless defending, truth be told.
No, he came here, Lord knows why, and we’re glad he’s gone.
They say once a Ger always a Ger, not really sure this applies here.